Anthony Barr thinking about contract extension heading into offseason

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The Vikings hoped to be playing in this week’s Super Bowl on their home field, but their NFC Championship Game loss to the Eagles means that it is time to turn their attention to offseason matters.

One such matter could be a contract extension for linebacker Anthony Barr. The Vikings exercised their option for 2018 on Barr’s contract, leaving him set to make $12.3 million during the final year of the contract he signed as a rookie.

Barr didn’t specify an amount he was looking for — “Money comes and goes, so I’ll be happy just to be secure.” — but said he’ll be happy to stay put.

“Yeah, I love it here,” Barr said, via Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press. “Absolutely. I really love my teammates. I really love this team. I love the city. I could see myself being here for the future.”

The quarterback situation is at the top of the list of things for the Vikings to sort out this offseason and having Barr under contract for another year might encourage them to wait on that front until they see what kind of production the 2014 first-round pick provides in 2018.

24 responses to “Anthony Barr thinking about contract extension heading into offseason

  1. “Still confused how the league can fine a guy the majority of what he made from a game.”

    The CBA sets fines as a percentage of a player’s pay, I forget exactly what that percentage is limited to. Hence the more you make the more you get fined for any given violation.

    This is exacerbated by the fact the CBA does not limit the amount the commissioner can actually issue for a fine. Goodell routinely fines players more than the CBA allows him to extract, so when the player challenges the fine the arbitrator can drop it down to the max amount and the league acts like the player actually got something while the league gets the max amount they’re entitled to.

    This is an example of the very bad job the players union did negotiating the last CBA.

  2. Barr, Kendricks, Diggs, Hunter, and Waynes are all in line for contract extensions, and a bunch of guys got extensions last year. This is why the Vikings won’t be offering a long-term big-money contract to Keenum or Cousins.

  3. allight59 says:
    January 30, 2018 at 6:13 pm
    Packer fans commenting on defensive players is laughable. They haven’t seen a good defensive player in a decade…
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    That’s funny, because when I go to the NFL website and sort by tackles one of the three leaders there is Blake Martinez. Weird. Don’t worry though, I am CERTAIN you couldn’t name anyone in the top 5. (without google). Bueller?

  4. Give Barr the money. He earned his keep by eliminating the competition. You can’t buy that kind of performance.

  5. allight59 says:
    January 30, 2018 at 6:13 pm
    Packer fans commenting on defensive players is laughable. They haven’t seen a good defensive player in a decade…
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    Tell us……what’s it like trying to stay focused on your Packer-obsessed postings, while picking crow feathers from your teeth?

  6. stellarperformance says:
    January 30, 2018 at 6:41 pm
    Give Barr the money. He earned his keep by eliminating the competition. You can’t buy that kind of performance.
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    Agreed. Burying washed up divas made of glass is on Linkdin page.

  7. If Philly fans want to say Barr got a little chippy in the last game I get it.

    However, all of the crying out of a couple of Packers fans over the hit on Aaron is just plain biased. Notice how none of Barr’s fines was for the hit on Rodgers…despite a league that is super protective of QBs…especially franchise ones

    The refs thought the hit was clean, the announcers said they thought it was clean, the league did not throw the fine wagon at him (despite the league being inclined to want to protect QBs as mentioned above).

    We all get it. Fans are going to be ultra-biased toward wanting to see a franchise QB stay healthy. Aaron is a great QB and losing him for so many games surely made GB fans a bit sour. Barr just made the same type of hit that gets made all the time though, and the rest of the world thought it was perfectly fine.

  8. allight59 says:
    January 30, 2018 at 6:13 pm
    Packer fans commenting on defensive players is laughable. They haven’t seen a good defensive player in a decade…

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    Packer defensive players have superbowl rings.

    Number one thing heard today on sports talk radio as they interview all player greats and celebrities in MN for the game “Was shocked at how small and empty the trophy room is here. Almost thought I was in a supply closet”.

  9. Here we go with trophies and rings again from the Packer faithful, smdh. Still butt hurt over the hit on Rodgers and crying because they think they are entitlement to be in the play-offs. Vikes linebackers are so good the Packers LBs would be riding the bench. This article is about Barr’s contract extensions NOT the Green Bay Rodgers.

    Barr played well this year and deserves a contract extension, with him and Kendricks those two positions should be set for a few years. Packers fans get over it, it isn’t going to be a walk in the park anymore in the NFC North.

  10. minneanderthals says:
    January 30, 2018 at 6:02 pm
    Sign him! He needs more money to keep up the steroids!

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    Proof? Without any, you’re just doing your typical slanderous lies.

  11. aypeeswhippingstick says:
    January 30, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    Good defensive players show up in championship games. I didn’t see any wearing purple in Philly two Sundays ago. Let that sink in.
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    I didn’t see any Packers there either.

  12. Barr had a hamstring injury during the NFC championship game, which explains a lot. He has been pretty injury free the last couple years and is worthy of an extension.

  13. packertruth says:
    January 30, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    That’s funny, because when I go to the NFL website and sort by tackles one of the three leaders there is Blake Martinez.
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    Too bad those tackles were too often 5-6,7,8 yards down field. He is the best you have but he isn’t a stud so there is that.

  14. skimbell says:
    January 30, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    Minnesota fan posting on a Minnesota post…

    Hey! I know! Let’s talk about the Packers.
    ))))))))))))))))))))))

    Let’s not. Go find your team.

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