The curious career of new Jets defender Anthony Barr | NFL Analysis

Twitter reacts to Anthony Barr backing out of agreement with Jets

Twitter reacts to Anthony Barr backing out of agreement with Jets

Barr had a change of heart overnight and has made a decision to re-sign with the Vikings, CBS Sports NFL insider Jason La Canfora confirms.

Minnesota Vikings' Sheldon Richardson is leaving town while Anthony Barr has changed his mind and is staying with the Vikings, according to reports.

This is yet another reminder that any contract agreed upon during the Monday or Tuesday of NFL free agency week can't become official until the new league year starts Wednesday. Per Ian Rapoport, Barr will receive a five-year deal with $67.5 million with $33 million in guarantees. Barr, 26, has earned a Pro Bowl spot in Minnesota each of the past four seasons.

He had 55 tackles, three sacks and a forced fumble last season.

Although Barr's role transformed in Minnesota, his pass-rushing prowess remained fluid over the past five seasons, during which he notched 13.5 sacks and 31 quarterback knockdowns.

Now, the Vikings will need to clear cap space quickly to afford Barr and attend to its other needs.

After the Vikings hired a defensive-minded coach in Mike Zimmer back in 2014, he went out and made Barr the first pick of his head coaching career when he selected the former UCLA linebacker with the ninth overall pick. He's been a Pro Bowler each of the last four years. Barr was New York's top option at the position, but there are still plenty of talented edge rushers still available for the taking.

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