On Monday evening, news broke that Barr had given a verbal agreement to join the New York Jets as a free agent via his agent, Brian Murphy.
After reneging on his agreement to join the Jets, Barr's crazy start to free agency returned to the place where his career started.
Despite initially committing to play in the Jets 3-4 defense, Barr never took a free agent visit to New York.
9 overall pick that year, Barr is a key cog in what the Vikings do defensively, playing a critical role as an off-ball linebacker who can rush the passer like a defensive end and hold his own covering the back end of the defense.
"Anthony is a guy that every team we play game plans for," Zimmer said.