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Report: Washington benching Dwayne Haskins, inserting Kyle Allen as starting QB

Washington head coach Ron Rivera is making a change at quarterback. We break down the move from Dwayne Haskins to Kyle Allen.

Quarterback Kyle Allen #8 of the Washington Football Team warms up against the Baltimore Ravens at FedExField on October 04, 2020 in Landover, Maryland. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

The Washington Football Team is making a change at quarterback. The team is benching starter Dwayne Haskins and replacing him with Kyle Allen, according to Ian Rapoport. NFL Network is reporting Alex Smith will move into the backup role while Haskins will move to third on the depth chart. Washington hosts the Los Angeles Rams in Week 5.

Haskins has completed 61 percent of his passes for 939 yards with four touchdowns and three interceptions in four games. Washington is 0-4 and struggled to find any offensive consistency.

Allen started 12 games last season for the Carolina Panthers after Cam Newton got hurt. He completed 62 percent of his passes for 3,322 yards, and had 17 touchdowns and 16 interceptions, but also fumbled the ball ten times. He played for current Washington coach Ron Rivera, so there is some familiarity there.