The 23-year-old defensive end agreed to a five-year, $72 million extension with the Vikings on Wednesday with a $15 million signing bonus and $40 million in guarantees, according to NFL Network.
The #Vikings agreed to terms with DE Danielle Hunter on a 5-year, $72M extension, source said. $40M in guarantees. He gets a $15M signing bonus .Big-time money for a budding talent. [?] [?] [?]
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 27, 2018
This makes Hunter the eighth highest-paid defensive lineman in the NFL, per Spotrac.com, and the second-highest paid former LSU player behind Jarvis Landry and ahead of Patrick Peterson.
Hunter came to Minnesota as a third round pick in 2015. He quickly earned playing time with six sacks and 25 tackles as a rookie.
He broke out with 12.5 sacks in 2016 and had another seven as a full-time starter in 2017.
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