3 reasons why the Vikings might trade Danielle Hunter in 2021

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Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter is reportedly unhappy with his contract and could potentially consider asking for a trade.

Earlier this month, current Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter quietly liked a trio of tweets that had to do with him getting traded to another team.

Some figured Hunter’s strange activity on Twitter was nothing to worry about. But it’s becoming more clear that him pressing the like button for those three tweets was just the beginning of him letting the Vikings know he wants a pay increase before the start of next season.

On Monday, the rumors of Hunter wanting more money picked up some major steam when it was reported by The Athletic’s Chad Graff that the defensive end “is unhappy with his current situation,” in Minnesota, and he’s willing to ask for a trade to get what he desires.

Basically, Hunter wants more money or for the Vikings to trade him to a team that will give him the contract he’s looking for. It’s quite the request from someone who just missed the entire 2020 season with a neck injury.

Minnesota was just in a similar situation with Stefon Diggs a year ago when he took to social media to share his hopes of getting traded. How will the Vikings handle it this time around?

If Minnesota ends up receiving a trade offer for Hunter this offseason that satisfies what they would like in return, then there are a few reasons why they might decide to pull the trigger.