Anthony Barr to stay with Minnesota after turning down New York Jets
- Author: Lawrence Cooper Mar 13, 2019,
Mar 13, 2019, 0:53
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).
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With incentives, the deal could reach $77.5 million for Barr. Here are some of the best Tweets following the news of Barr's decision to remain with the Vikings. This was going to be an intriguing challenge for new defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who surely liked what Barr accomplished during his final two years at UCLA, from 2012-13, even though he has just 13.5 career sacks in the National Football League, largely due to his role in Minnesota. Barr will receive $33 million in guarantees.
The deal with the Vikings is reportedly worth $13.5 million per season. He has started all of his 71 career games, making 338 tackles, including 30 for loss and 13.5 sacks.
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. Barr was New York's top option at the position, but there are still plenty of talented edge rushers still available for the taking.