4 pros and cons of the Minnesota Vikings paying Danielle Hunter

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Minnesota is entering salary-cap hell

If Danielle Hunter wants more money, then the Minnesota Vikings are the wrong team to ask at this point. Their salary-cap predicament is on a knife-edge and this is only going to get worse next season.

According to Spotrac, the Vikings are already a little more than $5 million over the 2021 cap. This might get even worse if the NFL decides to cut financial resources available due to a lack of gameday revenue coming in this season.

This will mean significant sacrifices need to be made. This is already being felt in Minnesota if their decision to trade Yannick Ngakoue is any indication, and some fan favorites might also be playing for different teams either before the trade deadline or following the season.

It would also indicate that an increase in money for Hunter is simply out of the question. Putting a competitive team out on the field should be their main priority and although their best pass-rusher is a huge part of this, no one individual is more important than the franchise.

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Things might get worse before they get better in Minnesota. Significant adjustments need to be made on their bye week if they want to claim any semblance of respectability from the 2020 campaign. But the situation involving Hunter is one that is well worth keeping an eye on.