The Facts: The QB situation in Washington is an interesting one. There has been speculation about possible changes or additions, but the only move the team made (so far) was to trade for Allen in late March. HC Ron Rivera said that the altered offseason is part of the reason Washington sent a fifth-round pick to his old team for Allen, who started 13 games for Rivera in Carolina after signing with the team as an undrafted free agent in 2018. Scott Turner, Allen's QBs coach the past two seasons, is Rivera's OC in Washington. "If we were told, hey, you've got two weeks to go, I would feel very comfortable with Kyle," Rivera said, "because here's a guy that knows the system, has been in the system and could handle it for us for a period of time, and we'll see how that goes. That's kind of the thought process behind it for us."
Diehards Line:Of course, the team drafted Dwayne Haskins No. 15 overall in last year's draft, and the former Ohio State QB started seven games for Washington last season, improving as the year went on. While there was speculation that Rivera might bring Cam Newton to Washington, or even draft Tua Tagovailoa, Allen is still next man up and it's impossible to know at this point if or how the 2020 season will be affected by ongoing social-distancing measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. Given all that, it's very possible NFL training camps could be shortened and condensed. "If that was the situation," Rivera continued, "Kyle would have would have a leg up on the situation, most certainly. ..." Again, it's worth watching.