3 reasons why the Vikings might trade Danielle Hunter in 2021

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Injury uncertainty

Danielle Hunter missed the entire 2020 season with a neck injury. No matter how many people attempt to spin this to make it sound like he will be completely fine this year, there is still plenty of uncertainty surrounding the injury he suffered in 2020.

Hunter’s ailment was officially diagnosed as a cervical spine disc herniation. It probably sounds a little scarier than it is, but he’s expected to return to the field for the 2021 season.

Can the Vikings depend on Hunter to not injure his neck again though? Because this wasn’t the first time he’s dealt with neck problems during his football career.

Back in 2014 when he was at LSU, Hunter couldn’t finish the school’s final game of the regular season due to what were described as neck spasms. He was able to appear in their Bowl matchup, but that happened more than a month after injuring his neck.

If Minnesota believes Hunter’s past neck issues could develop into a serious problem in the near future, then they might be more open to moving him in a trade.