Danielle Hunter

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Vikings, DE Age: 26-27d Exp: 6 Years
Drafted: Round 3 (#88 overall), 2015 College: Louisiana State Agent(s): Zeke Sandhu (Elite Athlete Management)

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  • Current Contract

    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 2021, Hunter will earn a base salary of $7,150,000 and a restructure bonus of $5,600,000, while carrying a cap hit of $13,370,000 and a dead cap value of $18,750,000.

    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
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Workout Restructure Misc. Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2018 Contract details by year 24 $1,907,000 $3,156,806 - - - $500,000 $5,563,806 $17,063,806 $17,407,000($17,407,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $17,063,806 2018 Cap Savings: $-11,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $15,156,806 2018 Cap Savings: $-9,593,000 Post-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $5,063,806 2019 Dead Cap: $12,000,000 2018 Cap Savings: $500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $3,156,806 2019 Dead Cap: $12,000,000 2018 Cap Savings: $2,407,000
    2019 Contract details by year 25 $9,400,000 $3,000,000 $500,000 $100,000 - $500,000 $13,500,000 $21,500,000 $10,500,000($27,907,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $21,500,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-8,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $12,100,000 2019 Cap Savings: $1,400,000 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $12,500,000 2020 Dead Cap: $9,000,000 2019 Cap Savings: $1,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $3,100,000 2020 Dead Cap: $9,000,000 2019 Cap Savings: $10,400,000
    2020 Contract details by year 26 $3,400,000 $3,000,000 - $100,000 $2,000,000 - $8,500,000 $20,500,000 $11,500,000($39,407,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $20,500,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-12,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $17,100,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-8,600,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $8,500,000 2021 Dead Cap: $12,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $5,100,000 2021 Dead Cap: $12,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $3,400,000
    2021 Contract details by year 27 $7,150,000 $3,000,000 - $100,000 $3,120,000 - $13,370,000 $18,750,000 $12,750,000($52,157,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $18,750,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-5,380,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $11,600,000 2021 Cap Savings: $1,770,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $11,270,000 2022 Dead Cap: $7,480,000 2021 Cap Savings: $2,100,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $4,120,000 2022 Dead Cap: $7,480,000 2021 Cap Savings: $9,250,000
    2022 Contract details by year 28 $1,400,000 $3,000,000 $18,500,000 $100,000 $3,120,000 - $26,120,000 $7,480,000 $20,000,000($72,157,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $7,480,000 2022 Cap Savings: $18,640,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $7,480,000 2022 Cap Savings: $18,640,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $4,120,000 2023 Dead Cap: $3,360,000 2022 Cap Savings: $22,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $4,120,000 2023 Dead Cap: $3,360,000 2022 Cap Savings: $22,000,000
    2023 Contract details by year 29 $4,900,000 - $500,000 $100,000 $3,120,000 - $8,620,000 $3,360,000 $5,500,000($77,657,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $3,360,000 2023 Cap Savings: $5,260,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $3,360,000 2023 Cap Savings: $5,260,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $1,120,000 2024 Dead Cap: $2,240,000 2023 Cap Savings: $7,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $1,120,000 2024 Dead Cap: $2,240,000 2023 Cap Savings: $7,500,000
    2024 Contract details by year 30 - - - - $1,120,000 - $1,120,000 $2,240,000 -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $2,240,000 2024 Cap Savings: $-1,120,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $2,240,000 2024 Cap Savings: $-1,120,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $1,120,000 2025 Dead Cap: $1,120,000 2024 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $1,120,000 2025 Dead Cap: $1,120,000 2024 Cap Savings: $0
    2025 Contract details by year 31 - - - - $1,120,000 - $1,120,000 $1,120,000 -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $1,120,000 2025 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $1,120,000 2025 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $1,120,000 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $1,120,000 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $0
    2024 Free Agent Year 32 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • 2019 salary fully guarantees on 3/15/2019
    • 2020 salary fully guarantees on 3/20/2020
    • $3.3M of 2021 salary fully guarantees 3/19/2021
    • Per Game Active Bonus: $29,411 ($500,000, 0 LTBE in 2021)
    • Workout Bonus: $100,000
    • Annual Sack Base Escalator
      13: $500,000
      15: $500,000
    • 2022 Roster Bonus: $18M (5th league day of 2022)
    • 2024-25 years automatically void ($2.24M of dead cap)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2015-2018Entry Level

    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 - - - $5,600,000 - - $12,750,000
    7 seasons $23,464,000 $15,627,223 $500,000 $200,000 $13,600,000 - $1,179,144 $54,570,367
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $1,400,000 - $18,500,000 $100,000 - - - $20,000,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $4,900,000 - $500,000 $100,000 - - - $5,500,000
    $29,764,000 $15,627,223 $19,500,000 $400,000 $13,600,000 - $1,179,144 $80,070,367
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    7 seasons Player Cash Earnings $23,464,000 $15,627,223 $500,000 $200,000 $13,600,000 - $1,179,144 $54,570,367
  • Transactions

    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)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2021 MIN 2 2 2 113 86.9 4 13 8 5
    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 80 80 51 3,652 - 59 287 195 87 5 0