AP source: Redskins acquire QB Kyle Allen from Panthers

AP source: Redskins acquire QB Kyle Allen from Panthers
Carolina Panthers quarterback Kyle Allen (7) passes against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland) (Source: Tim Ireland)

WASHINGTON (AP) - A person with knowledge of the move tells The Associated Press that the Washington Redskins have acquired quarterback Kyle Allen in a trade with the Carolina Panthers.

The 24-year-old becomes competition for 2019 first-round pick Dwayne Haskins.

Allen started 12 games for the Panthers last season with Cam Newton injured.

New Washington coach Ron Rivera coached Allen with Carolina in 2018 and 2019. Allen has thrown for 3,588 yards, 19 touchdowns and 17 interceptions in 15 NFL games.

Rivera had said he wanted a veteran to compete with Haskins for the starting job in 2020.

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