Danielle Hunter Won’t Attend Vikings’ Offseason Program Under Current Contract
If you read our blogs at MinnesotaSportsFan.com or you listen to SKOR North podcasts then this won’t come as a surprise to you but it’s officially being reported by Jeremy Fowler (ESPN) that Minnesota Vikings EDGE, Danielle Hunter, “is not expected to attend” voluntary offseason workouts under his current contract, which is scheduled to pay him just $4.9 million in 2023-24.
#Vikings DE Danielle Hunter is not expected to attend the start of Minnesota's voluntary offseason program, per sources.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) April 17, 2023
The absence is likely due to his contract — he's set to make $4.9M in the last year of his deal, well below market for a three-time Pro Bowler.
This is a reminder that the Vikings are far from done filling out their roster for next season. It’s likely that Kwesi Adofo-Mensah is waiting until after the draft, which is less than two weeks away, before making any sort of move on Hunter, Dalvin Cook and others on the roster.
Danielle Hunter piled up 10.5 sacks last season, in a completely new defensive scheme. The Vikings have to decide if Hunter is worth top-end 3-4 linebacker money, when he is still trying to learn the position.
It’s worth noting that, per Darren Wolfson (SKOR North, KSTP), new defensive coordinator Brian Flores wants Hunter back. Doogie also reported that the feeling is mutual and that Danielle is excited to play under Flores.
Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan