As Chris Cooley embarks on the next phase of his football career, he’ll have help when it comes to identifying and evaluating opportunities.
A media source tipped us off to the news that Cooley hired David Dunn on Monday. Dunn has confirmed the move.
Cooley’s former agent, Gary Wichard, died in March 2011. Cooley had not yet hired a replacement.
Cooley became a free agent upon his release from the Redskins. If, as we believe, the Redskins are willing to bring him back at a lower salary, Cooley will have to quickly identify whether another team is in position to offer him a contract and add him to the roster, with only days to go until the season begins.
The most obvious potential destinations other than D.C. would be teams that use similar offenses, like the Texans and the Raiders. He also could be interested in joining a team with a legitimate franchise quarterback.