Twitter reacts to Anthony Barr backing out of agreement with Jets

Details surrounding Anthony Barr's contract with Vikings

Details surrounding Anthony Barr's contract with Vikings

Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer reports Barr told NY he "had to sleep on it" after planning to sign and then the Vikings presented a better offer on Tuesday, which Barr then agreed to.

Barr agreed to sign with the Jets on Monday, but he changed his mind Tuesday and will return to the Vikings, after the Jets were set to give him about $14 million to $15 million annually.

The one big advantage the Vikings likely had in their negotiations is the fact that Barr is familiar with their defense.

Pro Football Focus ranked Barr as their third highest rated free agent linebacker after Jordan Hicks and C.J. Mosley.

According to MMQB.com, Barr committed to the Jets on Monday, but also wanted to sleep on the decision. There are sack incentives worth up to $12 million, a source told ESPN, confirming a report by NFL Network, which first reported the news. 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.

Barr, 26, was the first draft pick of coach Mike Zimmer's tenure, taken ninth overall in 2014.

Barr has made four straight Pro Bowl appearances after missing out on the honor during his rookie campaign. 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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