Dwayne Haskins to ‘compete’ with Kyle Allen for Redskins job

“Riverboat Ron” is upping the teaching camp stakes for Dwayne Haskins.

Redskins head coach Ron Rivera told WFNZ’s “The Clubhouse” on Wednesday that the crew is “going into camp believing” Haskins will be the starter about not too long ago obtained Kyle Allen appear Week 1, but he’s going to make the second-yr quarterback get the job done for it to start with.

“They’re going to compete,” Rivera reported. “We seriously like what we have in terms of our young quarterbacks. Kyle is also a younger guy who has a stay arm, understands the recreation, understands how we do matters, so I’m fired up about what the probable could be.”

The 22-calendar year-aged Ohio State solution was drafted by the Redskins 15th total significantly less than a year in the past and currently finds his work on the line. He commenced the 2019 year powering Circumstance Keenum, but finally replaced him following inadequate efficiency and accidents. More than nine online games, Haskins accrued 1,365 yards, 7 touchdowns, seven interceptions and had a 58.6 completion percentage.

Dwayne Haskins, Ron Rivera, Kyle Allen
Dwayne Haskins, Ron Rivera, Kyle AllenGetty Photos

The Redskins acquired the 24-yr-previous Allen on Tuesday from the Panthers for a fifth-spherical pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Rivera overlapped with the undrafted cost-free agent in Carolina for the 2018 period and component of the 2019 season ahead of Rivera was fired on Dec. 3.

With an ailing Cam Newton sidelined just two months into the 2019 period, Allen stepped in and received his very first four online games. Things rapidly soured, on the other hand, and he dropped 8 of his 9 closing appearances, tossing 10 touchdowns and 16 interceptions in that span.

Rivera denies any curiosity in bringing the a short while ago introduced Newton to the Redskins and speaks optimistically of Allen and his position in the Redskins’ offense.

“Kyle suits what we do. He understands our system,” he mentioned. “Scott Turner is our offensive coordinator, and we’re working with the system we fundamentally had in location for nine seasons.”