It's being reported that sixth-year linebacker Anthony Barr is signing with the New York Jets once the official league year begins, ending his tenure with the Minnesota Vikings after 71 games (all starts) and over 4,500 snaps.
The blitzing linebacker was the Jets' first coup of free agency and was followed Tuesday morning by reports they had signed C.J. Mosley to a five-year, $85 million deal.
With incentives, the deal could reach $77.5 million for Barr.
Now, the Vikings will need to clear cap space quickly to afford Barr and attend to its other needs. 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.
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In five seasons with the Vikings, Barr has totaled 13.5 sacks and been voted to the Pro Bowl four times.
Barr was the ninth overall pick in the 2014 draft by the Vikings.
The 26-year-old pass rusher has made the Pro Bowl in each of the last four seasons with the Vikings.
Barr's fate had been a hot topic among the Vikings' past two offseasons as the team tried to extend all of their young players while also making a major financial commitment to new quarterback Kirk Cousins.