Details surrounding Anthony Barr's contract with Vikings

One day after he reportedly told the Jets he was going to sign with them, the free-agent linebacker has agreed to terms with the Vikings, according to NFL Network.

Pro Bowl linebacker Anthony Barr had a change of heart overnight and will remain with the Minnesota Vikings, according to multiple reports Tuesday.

Although terms of Barr's new deal with the Vikings haven't been reported, it wouldn't be shocking to find out that they came closer to whatever the Jets were offering (New York was believed to have made an offer somewhere between $14 million and $15 million per year).

Prior to this deal, Barr has made $25 million throughout his career per Spotrac.

Barr, who will turn 27 on March 18, recorded 70 tackles and a sack for the Vikings in 2018.

The UCLA product was thought to be more of a pass rusher coming out of college, but played exclusively at linebacker in his five seasons with the Vikings.

Given that Barr will now be doing his thing as a pure pass rusher in the Jets' 3-4 scheme, we're expecting big things from him.

Barr has spent all five of his National Football League seasons with Minnesota, earning Pro Bowl nods in each of the past four years. Minnesota has already moved on from safety Andrew Sendejo and then lost defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson to free agency, with the Cleveland Browns signed him to a three-year, $36 million deal.

  • Stacy Allen