Stress levels lower for Vikings after recent report about Danielle Hunter

(Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports) Danielle Hunter
(Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports) Danielle Hunter /

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter will reportedly attend the team’s mandatory minicamp this week after agreeing to a re-worked contract.

On Sunday, we wrote about how Danielle Hunter would have a better chance at getting the raise he was looking for by attending the Minnesota Vikings mandatory minicamp this week.

Well, that article clearly came across his news feed since Hunter will not only reportedly be in attendance at the Vikings’ minicamp when it begins on Tuesday according to NFL Network’s James Jones on Monday, but he’s also agreed to a re-worked contract according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.

In all seriousness though, Minnesota getting their top pass-rusher to join the rest of his teammates at this week’s minicamp is huge for his future with the franchise.

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So Hunter probably didn’t get exactly what he wanted, but he gets a raise this year, and he has the opportunity to earn around $20 million in 2022.

However, his guaranteed money for 2022 doesn’t become official until the fifth day of the new league year according to Rapoport. The Vikings essentially gave themselves an out in this re-worked deal in case the upcoming season doesn’t go well for Hunter.

With their top defensive end back in the building, Minnesota’s defense has a great chance to return to being elite in 2021. Each position group on the defensive side of the ball for the Vikings features at least one player who is regarded by many as one of the best in the NFL.

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Minnesota will have an important decision to make about Hunter in 2022. But until then, the veteran pass rusher will be helping the Vikings in their efforts to get back to the playoffs during the upcoming season.