Kyle Allen became a viable starting quarterback last season under Ron Rivera, and he will now reunite with the head coach in Washington.
Allen recently signed a one-year extension with the Carolina Panthers, but they agreed to trade him to Washington on Monday. The Panthers are getting a fifth-round draft pick in return.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 23, 2020
Allen took over for the Panthers last season when Cam Newton got hurt, and there was initially talk about him locking down the starting job permanently. He eventually came back to Earth, however, and rookie Will Grier was given a chance to start by the end of the season.
The Panthers traded Allen after signing a former XFL quarterback to a contract on Monday, so they’re likely happy with the fifth-round pick they got. Allen should serve as the backup behind Dwayne Haskins heading into 2020, but his history with Rivera gives him a chance to start at some point.
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