Dwayne Haskins (7) isn't guaranteed the starting QB job in Washington. Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Dwayne Haskins, Kyle Allen will compete for Washington's starting QB job

It looks like Kyle Allen won't simply be Washington's backup quarterback. He'll actually have the opportunity to become the starter — if he earns it of course.

Washington head coach Ron Rivera fully believes that Allen and Dwayne Haskins will compete for the starting job, according to team staff writer Kyle Stackpole.

While Allen and Haskins may be relatively inexperienced, Rivera noted that Washington has no interest in going after free-agent QB Cam Newton and fully intends on riding with the young guns.

Haskins played nine games as a rookie in 2019, starting seven. He went 2-5 with a 58.6 completion percentage, 1,365 yards, seven touchdowns and seven interceptions. While he wasn't exactly ideal for an extremely young Washington team, he could improve greatly this coming season.

Allen is headed to his third season in the NFL. The 24-year-old has a 6-7 record with a 62.1 completion percentage, 3,588 yards, 19 touchdowns and 16 interceptions in his career. Quite frankly, his stats aren't too different than Haskins', but Allen does have a bit more experience.

It'll be interesting to see how things shake out in Washington once training camp is over.

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. Although many think Boston sports fans are insufferable, Erin tries to see things from a neutral perspective. Her passion is hockey, and she believes defense wins championships. In addition to covering sports for Yardbarker, she covers Boston sports for NBC Sports Boston. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90



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Can you name every prominent quarterback in the history of the Washington Redskins?

While many quarterbacks have thrown passes for the Washington Redskins over the years, this quiz only lists the signal callers who led the team in passing yards in the years displayed. 

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1932
Honolulu Hughes
1933
Jim Musick
1934
Steve Hokuf
1935
Bill Shepherd
1936
Eddie Britt
1937-1938
Sammy Baugh
1939
Frank Filchock
1940-1943
Sammy Baugh
1944
Frank Filchock
1945-1951
Sammy Baugh
1952-1953
David LeBaron
1954
Al Dorow
1955
David LeBaron
1956
Al Dorow
1957-1959
David LeBaron
1960
Ralph Guglielmi
1961-1963
Norm Snead
1964-1970
Sonny Jurgensen
1971-1977
Billy Kilmer
1978-1985
Joe Thiesmann
1986-1987
Jay Schroeder
1988
Doug Williams
1989-1993
Mark Rypien
1994
Heath Shuler
1995-1997
Gus Frerotte
1998
Trent Green
1999-2000
Brad Johnson
2001
Tony Banks
2002-2004
Patrick Ramsey
2005-2006
Mark Brunell
2007-2009
Jason Campbell
2010
Donovan McNabb
2011
Rex Grossman
2012-2013
Robert Griffin III
2014-2017
Kirk Cousins
2018
Alex Smith
2019
Case Keenum

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