Redskins acquire QB Kyle Allen in trade with Panthers

Chris Lingebach
March 23, 2020 - 3:21 pm
Redskins acquire QB Kyle Allen in trade with Panthers

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The Redskins needed to add a quarterback to compete with, or at the very least, back up second-year passer Dwayne Haskins.

They found one in Carolina, acquiring quarterback Kyle Allen in a trade with the Panthers on Monday, multiple outlets are reporting.

The Redskins are giving up a fifth-round pick in the deal.

Allen, 24, played in 13 games (12 starts) filling in for injured starter Cam Newton last season in Carolina, completing 62 percent of his passes for 3,322 yards, 17 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. Undrafted in 2018, Allen has one year remaining on his contract and will make $675,000 in 2020.

It was Allen who helped the Redskins to one of their three wins in 2019, fumbling the ball on fourth down with Carolina at Washington's three-yard line, trailing by just eight points with 27 seconds left in regulation. Coincidentally enough, that Panthers loss also got Ron Rivera fired after nine seasons coaching in Carolina.

It all comes full circle now, with Rivera acquiring Allen in his first season as Redskins head coach.