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Former Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall Thinks Dwayne Haskins Will Have Issues Winning QB Job

At his introductory news conference in January, new Redskins Coach Ron Rivera was careful not to anoint Dwayne Haskins, the team’s top draft pick a year ago, as the starting quarterback.

Rivera said Haskins would have to “step up and become a leader,” and after Washington traded for former Panthers quarterback Kyle Allen last month, he indicated there would be a healthy competition for the job in training camp, if and when it begins.

Former Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall, for one, doesn’t believe the acquisition of Allen, who is familiar with new Redskins offensive coordinator Scott Turner’s system from their two years together in Carolina, bodes well for Haskins’s future in Washington, Scott Allen of the Washington Post reports.

“I don’t think Dwayne Haskins is going to respond,” Hall said Thursday during an appearance on NFL Network’s “Total Access.” ”… Ron Rivera is an old-school mentality type of coach. He wants competition. These young guys want things given to them.”

Haskins has given every indication publicly that he would welcome a competition for the starting job, but Hall expressed concern that the 15th pick in last year’s draft will be constantly looking over his shoulder.

“With Kyle Allen breathing down your throat, you are not going to be able to make many mistakes,” Hall said. “I love the kid, but I don’t know how [Haskins] wins the starting job. I really don’t.”

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