Danielle Hunter

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Texans, OLB Age: 29-176d Exp: 8 Years
Drafted: Round 3 (#88 overall), 2015 College: Louisiana State Agent(s): Zeke Sandhu (Klutch Sports Group)

 
  • Current Contract

    Danielle Hunter signed a 2 year, $49,000,000 contract with the Houston Texans, including a $21,000,000 signing bonus, $48,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $24,500,000. In 2024, Hunter will earn a base salary of $8,000,000 and a signing bonus of $21,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $13,700,000 and a dead cap value of $48,000,000.
    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $49,000,000
    Signing Bonus $21,000,000
    Average Salary $24,500,000
    Total Guarantees $48,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $48,000,000
    Free Agent: 2026 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster/Gm Misc. Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash Cash AAV
    2024 Contract details by year 30 $8,000,000 $4,200,000 $500,000 $1,000,000 $13,700,000 $48,000,000 $29,500,000($29,500,000) $29,500,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $48,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $-34,300,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $21,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $-7,300,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $31,200,000 2025 Dead Cap: $16,800,000 2024 Cap Savings: $-17,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $4,200,000 2025 Dead Cap: $16,800,000 2024 Cap Savings: $9,500,000
    2025 Contract details by year 31 $19,000,000 $4,200,000 $500,000 - $23,700,000 $35,800,000 $19,500,000($49,000,000) $24,500,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $35,800,000 2025 Cap Savings: $-12,100,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $16,800,000 2025 Cap Savings: $6,900,000 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $23,200,000 2026 Dead Cap: $12,600,000 2025 Cap Savings: $500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $4,200,000 2026 Dead Cap: $12,600,000 2025 Cap Savings: $19,500,000
    2026 Contract details by year 32 - $4,200,000 - - $12,600,000 $12,600,000 -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $12,600,000 2026 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $12,600,000 2026 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Dead Cap: $12,600,000 2026 Cap Savings: $12,600,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Dead Cap: $12,600,000 2026 Cap Savings: $12,600,000
    2027 Contract details by year 33 - $4,200,000 - - $4,200,000 - -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Cap Savings: $4,200,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Cap Savings: $4,200,000 Post-6/1 Release 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2028 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Cap Savings: $4,200,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2028 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Cap Savings: $4,200,000
    2028 Contract details by year 34 - $4,200,000 - - $4,200,000 - -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2028 Dead Cap: $0 2028 Cap Savings: $4,200,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2028 Dead Cap: $0 2028 Cap Savings: $4,200,000 Post-6/1 Release 2028 Dead Cap: $0 2029 Dead Cap: $0 2028 Cap Savings: $4,200,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2028 Dead Cap: $0 2029 Dead Cap: $0 2028 Cap Savings: $4,200,000
    2026 Free Agent Year 35 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $48M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2024 salary + 2025 salary)
    • Per Game Active Bonus: $29,411 ($500,000)
    • Pro Bowl: $1M
    • 2026-2027 years automatically void
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Current Dead Contracts

    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Dead Cap Hit Yearly Cash
    2024 Player contract details by year - $14,906,668 - $14,906,668 -($0)

    Previous Contracts

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    2023-2023

    Danielle Hunter signed a 1 year, $17,000,000 contract with the Minnesota Vikings, including a $5,500,000 signing bonus, $17,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $17,000,000. In 2024, Hunter will earn a base salary of $8,000,000 and a signing bonus of $21,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $13,700,000 and a dead cap value of $48,000,000.
    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $17,000,000
    Signing Bonus $5,500,000
    Average Salary $17,000,000
    Total Guarantees $17,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $17,000,000
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA

    2018-2023

    Danielle Hunter signed a 5 year, $72,000,000 contract with the Minnesota Vikings, including a $15,000,000 signing bonus, $40,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $14,400,000. In 2024, Hunter will earn a base salary of $8,000,000 and a signing bonus of $21,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $13,700,000 and a dead cap value of $48,000,000.
    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $72,000,000
    Signing Bonus $15,000,000
    Average Salary $14,400,000
    Total Guarantees $40,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $16,907,000
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA

    2015-2018Entry Level

    Danielle Hunter signed a 4 year, $2,969,721 contract with the Minnesota Vikings, including a $627,223 signing bonus, $627,223 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $742,430. In 2024, Hunter will earn a base salary of $8,000,000 and a signing bonus of $21,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $13,700,000 and a dead cap value of $48,000,000.
    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $2,969,721
    Signing Bonus $627,223
    Average Salary $742,430
    Total Guarantees $627,223
    Guaranteed at Signing $627,223
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $435,000 $627,223 - - - - - $1,062,223
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $536,000 - - - - - $179,144 $715,144
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $636,000 - - - - - - $636,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $1,907,000 $15,000,000 - - - - $500,000 $17,407,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $9,400,000 - $500,000 $100,000 - - $500,000 $10,500,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $3,400,000 - - $100,000 $8,000,000 - - $11,500,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $7,150,000 - $294,110 - $5,600,000 - - $13,044,110
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $1,400,000 - $500,000 $100,000 $18,000,000 - - $20,000,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings NFC PRO BOWL:OLB $10,000,000 $5,500,000 - - - - $3,000,000 $20,000,000
    9 seasons $34,864,000 $21,127,223 $1,294,110 $300,000 $31,600,000 - $4,179,144 $94,864,477
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $8,000,000 $21,000,000 - - - - - $29,500,000
    2025 Player Cash Earnings $19,000,000 - - - - - - $19,500,000
    $61,864,000 $42,127,223 $1,294,110 $300,000 $31,600,000 - $4,179,144 $143,864,477
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    9 seasons Player Cash Earnings $34,864,000 $21,127,223 $1,294,110 $300,000 $31,600,000 - $4,179,144 $94,864,477
  • Transactions

    Mar 12 2024Signed a 2 year $49 million contract with Houston (HOU)
    Jul 30 2023Signed a 1 year $17 million restructured contract extension with Minnesota (MIN)
    Mar 22 2022Converted an $18 million roster bonus into signing bonus, clearing $13.5M of cap space with Minnesota (MIN)
    Jun 14 2021Converted $5.6M of 2021 salary into bonus, clearing $3.7M of cap space with Minnesota (MIN)
    Mar 21 2020Converted $8M of 2020 salary into bonus, clearing $6M of cap space with Minnesota (MIN)
    Jun 27 2018Signed a 5 year $72 million contract extension with Minnesota (MIN)
    May 7 2015Signed a 4 year $2.969 million contract with Minnesota (MIN)
    May 1 2015Drafted by Minnesota (MIN): Round 3 (#88 overall)
  • 2024 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2023 MIN 17 17 16 957 95.3 16.5 83 54 29 4
    2022 MIN 17 17 17 906 81.6 10.5 65 46 19 1
    2021 MIN 10 7 7 384 31.8 6 38 23 15
    2019 MIN 16 16 16 897 81.5 14.5 70 52 18 3
    2018 MIN 16 16 16 876 84.5 14.5 71 51 20
    2017 MIN 16 16 16 775 78.0 7 44 26 18
    2016 MIN 16 16 598 61.6 12.5 56 33 22 1
    2015 MIN 14 14 1 393 36.6 6 33 25 4 1
    Totals 122 119 89 5,786 - 88 460 310 145 10 0