Twitter reacts to Anthony Barr backing out of agreement with Jets

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Barr had a change of heart overnight and has made a decision to re-sign with the Vikings, CBS Sports NFL insider Jason La Canfora confirms.

The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to re-sign Anthony Barr to a five-year, $67.5 million deal.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that Mosley agreed to a five-year deal with the Jets worth $85 million, including $51 million guaranteed.

The terms of the deal are not yet known. This was going to be an intriguing challenge for new defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who surely liked what Barr accomplished during his final two years at UCLA, from 2012-13, even though he has just 13.5 career sacks in the National Football League, largely due to his role in Minnesota.

The Jets - who had $82 million in cap space at the outset - then stepped up their interest in Barr.

Barr will instead remain with the Vikings. In 71 career games, Barr has 338 tackles and 13.5 sacks.

After signing receivers Jamison Crowder and Josh Bellamy early in the day, the Jets made another huge splash by luring Barr away from the Minnesota Vikings.

Instead of heading to NY as a pass rushing linebacker, the four-time Pro Bowler became the second free agent in as many years to spurn a larger offer from the Jets, following what Kirk Cousins did last year. That being said, it's highly unlikely the Vikings went above $15 million per year, because that's roughly how much it would have cost to franchise tag Barr for the 2019 season.

But Barr staying in Minnesota isn't the end of the world for the Jets.

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