Contract details for Danielle Hunter are revealed

On Sunday morning, the Minnesota Vikings agreed to a restructured deal for edge rusher Danielle Hunter. According to ESPN’s Field Yates, the contract details are in for his new contract.

  • $5.5 million signing bonus (fully guaranteed)

  • $10 million base salary (fully guaranteed)

  • $1.5 million per game roster bonuses (fully guaranteed)

  • $3 million incentives

The surprise here is that the Vikings and general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah decided to absorb so much of the cap hit in 2023 instead of pushing it out further. They did have over $18 million in cap space for 2023, which gave them the freedom to do so.

The cap hit for 2023 is $20.95 million, a projected increase of $7.83 million. His dead cap hit if Hunter plays elsewhere in 2024 will be slightly less than $15 million.

The Vikings are projected to have approximately $10.27 million remaining in 2023 salary cap space, which could be used to extend both wide receiver Justin Jefferson and tight end T.J. Hockenson this season.


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Story originally appeared on Vikings Wire