March 23, 2020
New Washington Redskins head coach Ron Rivera has traded for his former QB from the Carolina Panthers. After the Panthers signed PJ Walker from the XFL Houston Roughnecks, the Redskins traded for Kyle Allen.
The 24-year-old started 12 games in 2019 in place of an injured Cam Newton, completing 62 percent of 489 attempts for 3,322 yards, 6.8 yards per attempt, with 17 touchdowns, 16 interceptions for an 80.0 passer rating, and took 46 sacks in 13 appearances. After a solid start under Allen, the young signal-caller faltered down the stretch as the Panthers’ season sunk.
Rivera “has a lot of trust in” Allen, who can provide competition for the young signal-caller while not being a marquee name many would expect to start.
Trading Allen could save a roster spot for second-year quarterback Will Grier in what looked to be a crowded QB room in Carolina. The Panthers now employ newly signed Teddy Bridgewater, a wild card in Walker and Grier. Carolina is still attempting to trade or will release Newton.