Barr's contract year was filled with ups and downs as he played in 13 games and tallied a career-low with 55 tackles (39 solo).
While Barr is the first to pull this move this offseason, DeAndre Jordan, a high-profile National Basketball Association player, pulled a similar move several years ago.
The Jets, prepared to pay Barr about $14 million per year to be an outside linebacker in their 3-4 scheme, now find themselves in need of an edge rusher. Here are some of the best Tweets following the news of Barr's decision to remain with the Vikings.
Barr will get a chance to finish what he started with the Vikings after five years where he flashed dominance on an intermittent basis, posting 13½ sacks, 22 pass defenses, seven forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and one interception.
The terms of the deal are not yet known.
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The Jets - who had $82 million in cap space at the outset - then stepped up their interest in Barr.
Less than 24 hours after it looked like Anthony Barr was going to sign with the Jets, it appears the Pro Bowl linebacker has changed his mind.
Barr was the ninth overall pick in the 2014 draft by the Vikings.
Pro Football Focus ranked Richardson as the NFL's No. 47 interior defender last season while Stephen was No. 98 out of 112. "My time in Minnesota has been unforgettable because of the fans, the community and most importantly because of the guys in that locker room".
Free agency is always filled with a series of unforeseeable twist and turns.