Hunter had 72 tackles (51 solo),14.5 sacks and returned a fumble for a touchdown in 16 games during 2018. Hunter set a career high in tackles and hasn't missed a game since his rookie season in 2014. The 24-year-old's sack total tied for fourth in the NFL, trailing only the likes of Aaron Donald, J.J. Watt and Chris Jones. The Vikings signed the 2015 third-round pick to a five-year, $72 million extension over the summer, and he rewarded them with the best season of his career.
Hunter recorded five tackles (four solo) and two sacks in Sunday's 41-17 win over the Dolphins. The Vikings sacked Ryan Tannehill nine times on their way to a victory, and Hunter contributed two of them. The 24-year-old is now second in the NFL with 14.5 sacks, three of which have come in the last two games.
Hunter had three tackles (two solo) and a sack in Monday's loss to the Seahawks. Hunter last registered a sack when he exploded for 3.5 sacks Week 9 against the Lions and he's now tied for third in the league with 12.5. If the 24-year-old gets another sack this season, it will set a career high. The Vikings will take on the Dolphins in Week 15.
Hunter had 3.5 sacks, four QB hits, nine total tackles and returned a fumble for a touchdown in Sunday's win at Detroit. Hunter leads the NFL with 11.5 sacks and is just one sack short of his career high (12.5 in 2016). With Everson Griffen back to full strength (1.5 sacks Sunday), Hunter and Minnesota's pass rush look back to full gear for the second half of the season.
Hunter agreed Wednesday with the Vikings on a five-year, $72 million contract extension that includes $40 million guaranteed, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Hunter has piled up 25.5 sacks in 46 games since the Vikings selected him in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He dropped off from 12.5 sacks in 2016 to seven in 2017, but he was still an integral part of an excellent Minnesota defense, with Pro Football Focus grading him as the 17th-best edge defender against the run. With Hunter and Everson Griffen joined by Linval Joseph and Sheldon Richardson at tackle, the Vikings have a top-five defensive line. Hunter will turn 24 years old in October and likely still has his best seasons ahead of him.
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