PHOENIX - Bruce Allen doesn’t believe the Redskins need a quarterback in the 2019 NFL draft. 


I asked him. Twice. 

While Washington has more than $40 million invested in Alex Smith over the next two seasons, it seems highly unlikely he plays anytime soon. 

Colt McCoy and Case Keenum are only under contract for the 2019 season. Also, McCoy is hurt. He had another surgery on his leg, which was broken in December. It seems incredibly obvious that the Redskins need to add a passer in this draft. Or if not in the draft, maybe add another passer on a rookie contract. 

Allen did not agree with that assessment in an interview Tuesday, but let’s be clear, he might not have told the entire truth. 

There is no need for the Redskins team president to admit his squad must add a signal caller. Why would he?

The pre-draft process is full of subterfuge, and Allen is a master of subterfuge. Sure, Jay Gruden and Doug Williams have openly admitted the Redskins need to draft a quarterback, but Allen doesn’t need to. 

Fans should recognize that Allen knows his team needs help at the games most important position, whether he publicly admits it or not.