NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport added that the Redskins are sending a fifth-round pick in exchange for Allen. That's a decent return for a QB who looked buried on the depth chart.
The 24-year-old started 12 games in 2019 in place of an injured Cam Newton, completing 62 percent of 489 attempts for 3,322 yards, 6.8 yards per attempt, with 17 touchdowns, 16 interceptions for an 80.0 passer rating, and took 46 sacks in 13 appearances. After a solid start under Allen, the young signal-caller faltered down the stretch as the Panthers' season sunk.
Heading to Washington reunites Allen with Ron Rivera. Allen provides another backup option behind Dwayne Haskins, but shouldn't threaten the second-year quarterback's standing atop the depth chart at this point. At the very least, Rivera now has a quarterback in the building he's familiar with and could start in a pinch.