Danielle Hunter

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Vikings, OLB Age: 29-131d 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 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, while carrying a cap hit of $14,906,668 and a dead cap value of $14,906,668.
    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
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster/Gm Restructure Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash Cash AAV
    2023 Contract details by year 29 $10,000,000 $1,833,333 $1,500,000 $7,620,000 $20,953,333 $35,860,001 $20,000,000($20,000,000) $20,000,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $35,860,001 2023 Cap Savings: $-14,906,668 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $24,360,001 2023 Cap Savings: $-3,406,668 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $20,953,333 2024 Dead Cap: $14,906,668 2023 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $9,453,333 2024 Dead Cap: $14,906,668 2023 Cap Savings: $11,500,000
    2024 Contract details by year 30 - $1,833,333 - $5,620,000 $14,906,668 $14,906,668 -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $14,906,668 2024 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $14,906,668 2024 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Dead Cap: $14,906,668 2024 Cap Savings: $14,906,668 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Dead Cap: $14,906,668 2024 Cap Savings: $14,906,668
    2025 Contract details by year 31 - $1,833,334 - $5,620,000 $7,453,334 - -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $7,453,334 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $7,453,334 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $7,453,334 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $7,453,334
    2024 Free Agent Year 32 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • Per Game Active Bonus: $88,235 ($1.5M, guaranteed)
    • Sack Incentives
      11: $1M
      12.5: $2M
      14: $3M (earned)
    • 2024-2025 years automatically void March 13, 2024 ($14.9M dead cap)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    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, while carrying a cap hit of $14,906,668 and a dead cap value of $14,906,668.
    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, while carrying a cap hit of $14,906,668 and a dead cap value of $14,906,668.
    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
    $34,864,000 $21,127,223 $1,294,110 $300,000 $31,600,000 - $4,179,144 $94,864,477
    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

    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