Washington's team Twitter feed announced the QB switch Wednesday. The move comes after just four games under new head coach Ron Rivera.
Washington is off to a 1-3 start and currently on a three-game losing streak after rallying to beat the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 1.
Haskins, a first-round pick in the 2019 draft out of Ohio State, has thrown for 939 yards and has completed 61% of his passes this season, with four touchdowns and three interceptions.
As a rookie, he had 1,365 yards passing, seven TDs and seven interceptions and completed 58.6% of his throws. Washington went 2-5 in his starts last year.
Allen was an offseason pickup for Washington. He played for Rivera in the coach's previous job with the Carolina Panthers.
In last Sunday's 31-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, Haskins completed 32 of 45 attempts for 314 yards, without a touchdown or a pick. He also was sacked three times for 40 yards in losses.
A key play came on fourth-and-goal from the 13-yard line, with Haskins managing only a 5-yard pass to the 8, turning the ball over on downs.
“I wanted to see what would happen,” Rivera said after the game. “Unfortunately, that’s a situational awareness that he’ll have to understand — that ball has to be in a position to put it in the end zone. He’s still learning, he’s still growing and he’s still developing.”
Rivera said he was looking for “growth” from Haskins and added: “We’re looking at our circumstances right now as a football team. We’re in a very interesting situation right now.”
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