Why is Danielle Hunter liking tweets about getting traded?

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Danielle Hunter
(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Danielle Hunter /

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter recently liked a few tweets having to do with him getting traded to another team.

Back in 2015, the Minnesota Vikings took a chance on former LSU defensive end Danielle Hunter. The Vikings ended up selecting Hunter in the third round of the 2015 draft despite him only having a total of 4.5 sacks during his time at LSU.

Since then, he has utilized his natural abilities and the direction of Minnesota’s coaching staff to develop into one of the NFL’s top pass rushers. From 2016 to 2019, Hunter’s 48.5 sacks were the third-most among all defenders in the league.

Unfortunately, he was forced to sit out for all of last season due to a neck injury. Luckily, everything sounds like Hunter should be fully recovered from his injury by the time the Vikings begin the 2021 campaign.

Does Danielle Hunter want the Minnesota Vikings to trade him?

During his absence last year, rumors began to swirl about him apparently wanting a significant pay increase or to be traded if Minnesota didn’t want to give him a raise.

Vikings general manager Rick Spielman recently stated that he hasn’t heard a single thing about Hunter wanting to either be traded or be one of the highest-paid defenders in the NFL.

While Spielman’s comments are somewhat relieving, what the Minnesota defensive end recently did on Twitter is only going to add fuel to the speculation of him wanting out of the Twin Cities.

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The above image is a screenshot of a few recent tweets that apparently caused Hunter to hit the like button. Two tweets have to do with him getting traded to the Tennessee Titans, while the other is a post related to him getting dealt to the Las Vegas Raiders.

Some might brush this to the side and think that Hunter is just someone who likes almost every tweet that mentions his name. But this is not the case.

Before liking this trio of trade-related tweets on Friday, the last tweet Hunter liked was posted on December 28 of last year. Basically, this is not something that should be ignored.

Hopefully, this doesn’t turn out to be anything other than Hunter just messing with people. But after everything the Vikings and their fan base recently went through with Stefon Diggs and all of his cryptic online shenanigans, another offseason full of uncertainty about a top player on Minnesota’s roster is not something anyone should be looking forward to.