• Crissy Froyd

What does the Redskins' QB situation look like heading into 2020?

The Washington Redskins haven't quite been the same at quarterback since Kirk Cousins departed to the Minnesota Vikings last offseason.


Since then, the Redskins have been tasked with finding a solution after losing Alex Smith to a major injury, now left with a stable of young talent that they'll hope the answer to their problems at the position lies in.


Here's a further look into who the Redskins currently have at quarterback, and what each of them bring to the table ahead of this year.


Dwayne Haskins Jr.



The Redskins seem to like what they've seen from Haskins, who recently connected with wide receiver Antonio Brown, so far.


In an offseason unlike any one we've seen before it, Haskins is doing all he can to prepare for his second season in the NFL.


“Dwayne’s doing a great job,” Redskins offensive coordinator Scott Turner said on a conference call with reporters Wednesday. “You can tell he’s putting the work in away from the meeting time.”


Haskins' first two NFL appearances off the bench were lackluster to say the least, when he completed roughly 56% of his passing attempts for no touchdowns and four interceptions.


But we saw a much different Haskins by the time he made his last pair of starts for his rookie season, completing 74% of his passes with four touchdowns and no interceptions.


The question is as to which type of Haskins we'll see this year, and how well he can maintain consistency.


Kyle Allen


The Carolina Panthers traded Allen to the Redskins just two weeks after signing him to a contract -- a move that "shocked" the signal-caller as he was on his way back home from a workout in March.


But the Redskins could hardly be a better landing spot for Allen, who rejoins Turner, who was his quarterbacks coach while with the Panthers as well as head coach Ron Rivera.


Allen will be in an offensive system familiar to him in 2020, and the Redskins benefit from having another quarterback alongside Haskins.


Rivera likes what he has in Allen.


"Kyle is also a young guy who has a live arm, understands the game, understands how we do things," he said on WFNZ's The Clubhouse With Kyle Bailey. "So, I'm excited about what the potential could be."


Steven Montez



The Redskins added the former Colorado quarterback as an undrafted free agent after the 2020 NFL draft to add to their stable of young talent.


Montez has built a reputation as a gunslinger, catching the eyes of many with his cannon of an arm and his 6-foot-4, 231-pound NFL frame.


His overall inconsistency could have been the reason behind him not being selected, though, and he has some developing to do before he can prove worthy of making a 53-man NFL roster.


Alex Smith



It's been over a year since Smith suffered a devastating right leg injury that became life-threatening after he developed a flesh-eating bacteria. He underwent 25 different operations, and has been on the road to recovery after a situation in which he could have faced amputation.


The 36-year-old veteran is out of the bulk leg cast and has shown he's able to throw the football, but is still a ways out from making his return to an NFL football field.


Bottom Line


2020 is Haskins' year to prove that he's the guy at quarterback to Rivera, assuming that he beats out Allen in the competition for the starting gig.


He'll need to show he can start the season as strong as he finished it last year. Rookies will be rookies, so we can't necessarily hold the hiccups Haskins had in 2019 against him just yet.


Smith is still under contract with Washington, and it will be interesting to see how and if he returns to the league.

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