Quarterback Kyle Allen will start the Washington Football Team against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday (11) at 2 pm. The information was first reported by NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport. Coach Ron Rivera will still explain the replacement of Dwayne Haskins with Allen.
Haskins was heavily criticized after being intercepted three times in the game against Cleveland Browns. Backed by Rivera, who decided to keep him as the team’s rookie quarterback in their Week 4 showdown against the Baltimore Ravens, the player even performed regularly, completing 32 of 45 passes, 314 yards and a rushing touchdown.
The end of Ron Rivera’s patience with Dwayne Haskins can be explained by the player’s poor statistics for the season. Selected 15th in the 2019 draft, the quarterback, who played in 11 games for the team, ranks last in ESPN’s QBR rankings, 26th in yards per pass attempt and 27th in pass completion percentage.
The other alternative for the position is the veteran Alex Smith, who should be the immediate backup of Kyle Allen, already against the Rams. Smith broke his right leg in November 2018 during the game against the Houston Texans. After undergoing 11 surgeries that led to the documentary Project that portrays the struggle of the player in his recovery process, shown by ESPN, Smith will finally be available to the Washington Football Team for a game.