Anthony Barr got cold feet right after the engagement.
He told his agent he would take a deal with the Jets but had immediate regrets. After a quick panic he decided to call off the wedding.
"It wasn't necessarily physically ill. It wasn't the middle of the night. It was more so when I hung up the phone after saying, 'Yeah, I can do New York.' My stomach dropped, I kind of got some cold sweats," Barr told NFL Network on Thursday.
"It was like you're about to go down the altar and marry the wrong woman. It's like, I think I'm making a bad choice. So I did what I felt was right for myself."
Barr and the Jets reached a verbal agreement on Monday, but the following day the deal fell apart with Barr wanting to remain with Minnesota.
"I had conversations with my agent and my family trying to figure out what we were going to do. You know, talking to my agent, talking about numbers and figures, it was like OK, I think we can do New York," Barr said. "I said that and I hung up the phone and I instantly just didn't feel right, it just didn't feel right. Something just didn't feel right. In my heart, I knew I wanted to be, all along I've been saying it for the last year and a half as I've gone through this process, I wanted to remain a Viking. And we were able to figure it out. So I made a commitment to my heart, to myself, to my team and I'm happy to be back here."