What a Danielle Hunter to Seahawks trade might look like

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Ever since he entered the league, Minnesota Viking edge rusher Danielle Hunter has been one of the most overlooked players at his position. When he's been healthy, Hunter's been super reliable. Averaging 10 sacks, and 12 TFL (tackles for loss) a season, while only having under double-digit sacks twice in his career. The question is, should the Seattle Seahawks trade for him?

Consistent production at a premium position in the NFL should turn into premium pay, which was exactly what Hunter got after the end of his rookie contract. Coming off of a career year with which he finished with 14.5 sacks, he'd end up signing a 5 year, $72,000,000 deal to remain in Minnesota. Fast-forward to today with only one year remaining on that deal, Hunter and the Vikings seem to be far apart on a further extension.

Minnesota's been retooling their roster as of late. Letting long-time veterans walk such as Eric Kendricks, Dalvin Cook, Dalvin Tomlinson, and Adam Thielen. The team seems to be making cap space for a looming extension with superstar wide receiver Justin Jefferson and a potential extension for veteran quarterback Kirk Cousins.

The Seattle Seahawks could use another pass rusher of Danielle Hunter's ilk

With recent reports from ESPN's Kevin Seifert indicating that Hunter plans to skip mandatory minicamp this week, a trade looks likely for both sides. The Seahawks may be potential suitors for Hunter for a multitude of reasons, but there's also good reasoning for why they shouldn't pursue the 28-year-old edge rusher. It comes down to three essential parts.