Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Hawkeye0202, May 14, 2022.
No surprise but what's the "right" price.
Lost me at "if the price is right".
When has that never been the case?
I wonder if Quinn could get more out of him as a pass rusher. He was thought to be an edge as a rookie and then Zimmer put him at OLB in his 4-3 and he now has 16 career sacks (7 seasons).
I wanted him so bad in 2013. He has been a very good player throughout his career, but he definitely should have been used more as a pass rusher. Im still very much in on Barr, Im surprised he is still out there. I do wonder how they would use him if they bring him in
Here's his PFF free agent profile
Barr agreed to a pay cut before the 2021 season that also voided the 2022 and 2023 seasons on his five-year extension signed in 2019. Better luck with his health led to a respectable 63.8 overall grade and 72.6 pass-rush grade in 2021. Barr is a bit of a unique player, generally deployed as a Sam linebacker in a 4-3 scheme who occasionally gets his hand in the dirt.
Nevertheless, there were several interested teams last time he was a free agent — he came very close to signing with the New York Jets before ultimately returning to Minnesota — so it seems defensive coaches think they can find a way to put him in positions to succeed and utilize his athletic ability.
– Size and athleticism
– One of the best pass-rushing linebackers in the NFL
– Few negative plays against the run
– Hasn't been a playmaker in coverage throughout his career, his three picks in 2021 aside
– Inconsistent play
STARTING STRONGSIDE (SAM) LINEBACKER: Barr has made the successful transition from collegiate edge rusher to off-ball linebacker in the NFL, but he's still best utilized in a role that lets him get after the quarterback as a blitzer. He has consistently met expectations against the run over his eight-year career, producing both negative and positive grades at one of the lowest rates at the linebacker position.
Recent Injury History:
Barr missed the majority of the 2020 NFL season with a torn pectoral muscle, and a knee injury kept him out of the first four weeks of the 2021 season. Barr managed to play in all but two of Minnesota's games since Week 5 while managing knee and hamstring injuries.
Contract Projection: Two years, $14.5 million ($7.25M per year), $8.5 million total guaranteed
Barr had an uphill climb to provide value on the five-year, $67.5 million contract he signed prior to the 2019 season. Still, he's still a viable veteran starter entering 2022 free agency who has been a key part of several very good Vikings defenses since entering the league in 2014.
Yeah I feel zimmer wasted so much talent with how he used him, get him rushing the passer, I'd be in on this guy.
Well, it says right in the thread title that he's on clearance!
I wouldn’t hesitate paying Barr two years $14 million
Is it good that this info comes via Hill and not Fisher?
That probably means 2 years, 10M for Stephen (lol)
Blue light special on LBs this week!
Anything that comes from Fisher I disregard. So in essence..yes.
Hill is legit. You can trust him when he says things. Him and Archer are as legit as it gets
Nothing to see here fellas
He wont want one of our low-ball offers
Yes, sign him.
I can see them making a move in June when the Collins cut money comes in.
Seem too much like right...
This would improve our defense.