Danielle Hunter Makes Stance on New Vikings Contract Clear
By Larry Rupp
The Minnesota Vikings defense took a major hit last season when it lost defensive end Danielle Hunter before the season started with a neck injury. The team is clearly excited to have him back in 2021. However, he has yet to make an appearance at team OTAs because he is unhappy with his current contract.
Hunter is missing out on a $100,00 workout bonus, so this has to be a substantial issue for him. He reportedly has his eyes set on a new contract and wants to have it completed before opening kickoff in September. That simply doesn't seem likely at this point, though.
Danielle Hunter Unhappy with Vikings Contract
The two-time Pro Bowler is under contract for three more seasons, which means the Vikings front office likely does not want to change his deal. With the salary cap constantly shifting up and down, it's hard to see the team dishing out any more money than it has to right now.
It's safe to say Hunter is a game-changer on defense as he racked up 70 tackles, 14.5 sacks and three forced fumbles during his last season of play in 2019. He could earn himself a raise if he is able to stay healthy and have a huge year in 2021.
All things considered, it just doesn't look likely that either side will budge in this situation. It's worth keeping an eye on how long Hunter decides to sit out from team activities and if the elite pass rusher will be back on the field with the Vikings anytime soon.
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