Danielle Hunter believes he can break Jared Allen’s single-season sack record

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The Minnesota Vikings have a storied tradition on the defensive line. From the Purple People Eaters all the way up through today, the lineage is littered with Hall of Famers and members in the Vikings ring of honor.

The latest in the long line of great pass rushers is Danielle Hunter. A third-round pick out of LSU, Hunter burst on the scene in a big way. He had six sacks in his first season with a whopping 12.5 in 2016 as a second-year player.

With his success and 60.5 total sacks, new Vikings Ring of Honor inductee Jared Allen thinks Hunter has the potential to be one of the greats. Hunter one-upped Allen in telling him he’s going to break his team sack record.

That sack record was set by Allen in 2011, when he was a first-team All-Pro and second in Defensive Player of the Year voting.

Allen finished half a sack away from tying Michael Strahan’s record of 22.5 back in 2001. Hunter has three seasons of double-digit sacks with back-to-back years of 14.5 in 2018 and 2019.

His dominance on the defensive line is not too dissimilar to Allen and could make a case to break his team record.

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Story originally appeared on Vikings Wire