Former Carolina Panthers quarterback Kyle Allen is now a member of the Washington Redskins. The NFC East franchise traded for the signal caller earlier this offseason. With former Panthers head coach Ron Rivera recently becoming the newest leader of the Redskins, such a move to acquire Allen hardly came as a massive surprise.
Not only that, but Allen is used to serving as both a starter and a backup at the NFL level, which is the type of versatility that the Redskins can use under center with soon-to-be second-year quarterback Dwayne Haskins also in the mix in Washington. Despite Haskins’ presence, the Redskins newcomer in Allen is continuing to make his way through the offseason with the mindset that he will be heading into a true quarterback competition upon taking the field for Washington.
“I think the expectation is to come in and compete for the job,” Allen said during a Tuesday conference call with beat reporters, via Michael Phillips of the Richmond Times-Dispatch. “I think that’s an awesome opportunity.”
Of course, Allen infamously took over as the Panthers starting quarterback last season as current free agent signal caller Cam Newton went down with yet another injury. With Allen now in Washington and Newton on the open market as an unrestricted free agent as Carolina notably released the former league MVP, the Panthers has since elected to turn to former Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints signal caller Teddy Bridgewater as the team’s new starter under center.
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