Vikes' Barr on spurning Jets: 'I followed my heart'
10:43 PM ET
EAGAN, Minn. — Anthony Barr wrestled with the agony on his mind. As the late-night hours turned into early morning, the four-time Pro Bowl linebacker struggled with the magnitude of a decision he had made. It was a weight that he said bogged him down “instantly” with regret.
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. Barr wanted to take the night to mull over his decision before making it official, but he spent most of the night staring at his ceiling on two hours’ sleep while listening to the internal voice begging him to reconsider.
“I thought Monday was going to be a fun day, but Monday was one of the worst days of my life, really, trying to figure everything out,” Barr said. “I was on the phone all day with my agent, my mom, just going back and forth calling friends, teammates, it was a crazy day, and I just followed my heart. I did what I wanted to do at the end of the day, and I’m happy with it. I feel so