Vikings pick up 2018 option on linebacker Anthony Barr

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Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr might not have played up to his previous standards last year, but he has been to a pair of Pro Bowls already.

So the Vikings decided to bet on him playing like his old self again.

According to Tom Pelissero of USA Today, the Vikings have picked up the 2018 option on Barr’s contract.

Barr was sensational his first two seasons, but was criticized last year by coach Mike Zimmer, who may have simply been trying to motivate the former No. 9 overall pick.

15 responses to “Vikings pick up 2018 option on linebacker Anthony Barr

  1. Not sure how I feel about barr,He quit on his team,the fans and the organization last year. Barr to me has a lot to prove this year !!!
    They called it just not being himself, I question his heart !!! He played lost and uninspiring last year.If you did not notice go back and look at his tape from last year….. and he as much as said this in an interview…..

  2. Good and expected move. Worry a bit about the long-term health of his knees though.

  3. For those of you not paying attention, Barr played most of the season injured, yet still suited up every game. He changed his workouts and should be back better than ever.

  4. It would be a real story if they didn’t pick up his option. To the Raider troll Mack is an edge rusher mainly. Completely different player than Barr. Barr is way better than Mack in coverage.

  5. Not sure how I feel about barr,He quit on his team,the fans and the organization last year. Barr to me has a lot to prove this year !!!
    They called it just not being himself, I question his heart !!! He played lost and uninspiring last year.If you did not notice go back and look at his tape from last year….. and he as much as said this in an interview…..
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    He also played with a broken/fractured wrist most of the year. He’ll bounce back.

  6. mnvikes1961 says:
    May 2, 2017 12:58 PM
    wafflestomp says:
    May 1, 2017 6:31 PM

    Clay Matthews > Barr

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    That was a good laugh to start my day.
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    Do you really want to debate this with me?
    I don’t think that would be a good idea for you and I’m quite sure you won’t be laughing.

  7. Anthony Barr: First 3 Seasons.
    Gms: (42)
    Ints: (1) TDs: (0)
    FF: (6) FR: (4) TDs: (1)
    Tkls: (146)
    Sacks: (9.5)

    Clay Matthews: First 3 Seasons.
    Gms: (46)
    Ints: (4) TDs: (2)
    FF: (6) FR: (3) TDs: (1)
    Tkls: (131)
    Sacks: (29.5)

    Hmm……..now who’s laughing?

  8. 250dollarnflowner says:
    May 2, 2017 6:10 PM
    Clay had 24 total tackles in 12 games last year as a LINEBACKER! He is the most overrated player in the NFL. Barr had 71 and it was a down year for him.
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    ariana, are you really this challenged at fact checking or do you just lie intentionally?
    Seriously, almost everything you post on this site is either completely made up or an outright lie.

    Barr, down year or not, has NEVER posted a 71 tackle season. Ever!
    He had only 37 tackles last year.
    Still, it’s more tackles than Matthews had, who played with a dislocated shoulder and is on the wrong side of 30.

    Clay’s best days may be behind him, but there’s no doubt who was the best linebacker from the start of their career.

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