April 20, 2024

Nick Allegretti, a former Kansas City player, is seeking an opportunity to compete with the Washington Commanders without any guarantees. He believes he has reached the point in his career where he wants to be a starter in Week 1.

Allegretti, a 2019 seventh-rou

nd pick, left the Chiefs to pursue a full-time starter role with Washington, aiming to showcase his skills after five years of being a backup.

Allegretti expressed admiration for Coach Dan Quinn’s achievements and the opportunity to compete in his career, stating it was a great opportunity.

Allegretti, with 13 starts in 74 games, is confident in his readiness for the next role. He played 12 games in 2020, including the Chiefs’ playoff run, and allowed only one sack.

Allegretti felt ready for offensive line mainstay role in fourth season, playing in relief for Jone Thuney in Week 5 of 2022 season against Rams.

Allegretti held his own in a 30-29 win over the Rams, allowing zero snaps and two pressures on 72 snaps, demonstrating confidence despite facing a future Hall of Famer.

Allegretti praised his ability to compete in a challenging task, stating it was a confidence builder for him.

Allegretti’s confidence in his ability grew over two seasons, but he struggled to compete with the Chiefs’ established offensive line. He started in 2022 and 2023, but felt ready for more opportunities. Despite enjoying his role with the Chiefs, he preferred a starter position.

Washington’s quarterback, Allegretti, believes he can be a Day 1 starter. He joined the team at a crucial time as other starters are either on the market or with new teams.

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