The Washington Redskins’ starting quarterback situation is not set in stone for 2020, but head coach Ron Rivera has named a presumed QB1.
Dwayne Haskins is coming off an up-and-down rookie season. The 2019 first-round pick thew for 1,365 yards, seven touchdowns and seven interceptions in his debut year. Haskins, who starred collegiately at Ohio State, played in nine games and completed 58.5 percent of his passes.
Washington recently traded for Panthers quarterback Kyle Allen, who replaced an injured Cam Newton in 2019. Allen showed promise at times for Carolina and should compete for the job in D.C.
Rivera recently said that the team is going into the summer believing that Haskins will be the starter, though. It’s his job to lose.
“That’s what we’re going into camp believing, but they’re going to compete,” Rivera said on WFNZ. “We really like what we have in terms of our young quarterbacks. Kyle a young guy who has a live arm, understands the game, understands how we do things, so I’m excited about what the potential could be.”
Neither Haskins nor Allen did enough in 2019 to guarantee themselves a starting job in 2020, but both showed potential.
Haskins, of course, was the Redskins’ first-round pick and the franchise has a lot invested in him. It makes sense for Washington to put its stock into the former Ohio State star – for now, at least.