By Lewis Gould
WFT coach Ron Rivera is wasting no time after quarterback Kyle Allen’s season-ending ankle injury:
He named Alex Smith the starting quarterback and Dwayne Haskins, who has been benched since Week 5, as Smith’s backup.
Head coach Ron Rivera said Alex Smith will be the starter moving forward. Dwayne Haskins will be the backup.
— Logan Campbell (@loganncampbelll) November 8, 2020
Smith will be Washington’s third starting quarterback of the season once he enters the team’s Week 10 matchup against the Detroit Lions.
During Sunday’s game, Smith completed 24-of-32 passes for 325 yards and one touchdown against three interceptions.
Starting next week’s game will be just another step in Smith’s recovery process. The 36-year-old suffered a life-threatening leg injury in 2018 and missed the entire 2019 campaign while he rehabbed. He has not started a game since 2018, but did play in a Week 5 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.