Grading the Quinton Dunbar, Kyle Allen trades for the Redskins

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LANDOVER, MD – NOVEMBER 24: Quinton Dunbar #23 of the Washington Redskins reacts after a play against the Detroit Lions during the second half at FedExField on November 24, 2019 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

On Monday, the Washington Redskins made two key trades, acquiring quarterback Kyle Allen and jettisoning talented cornerback Quinton Dunbar. Here’s how these trades grade out.

The Washington Redskins have needed to make some trades for a while. Between Trent Williams and Quinton Dunbar demanding trades over the course of the past calendar year, there was definitely a need for them to make some moves. And with Ron Rivera now running the team and Kyle Smith heading the front office, the Redskins needed some clarity on their respective futures.

On Monday, they at least got clarity on the future of one. Dunbar will no longer be with the team. He was traded to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for a fifth-round pick.

While Williams wasn’t moved, the Redskins did make a second trade during a critical day for the team’s roster. They flipped their own fifth-round pick for Kyle Allen, a backup quarterback previously with the Carolina Panthers. Allen started for Rivera last season when Cam Newton went down with an injury, so he has system familiarity and will provide quality, young depth behind Dwayne Haskins.

With both of those deals now in the books, the Redskins roster is looking a lot different. Here’s a look at how those trades grade out for the team and how their roster will be impacted by the deals.

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