Free agent LB Anthony Barr, who verbally agreed to a deal with the Jets on Monday, has reneged and will return to the Vikings, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano confirmed.
Barr's deal with the Vikings will be for five years and $67.5 million, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, with $33 million guaranteed and $10 million more in incentives, with the deal working out to $13.5 million per year.
SNY's Ralph Vacchiano was told the Jets' offer was at least $14M million per year.
Barr, who turns 27 next week, was to be the first big defensive name the Jets signed during this free-agency period, before they agreed to terms with C.J. Mosley. They also added wide receivers Jamison Crowder and Josh Bellamy earlier on Monday, and are considered one of the favorites to land running back Le'Veon Bell.
A four-time Pro Bowler, Barr recorded 55 combined tackles, three sacks and one forced fumble in 13 games for the Vikings last season. He will earn somewhere in the $14 million-$15 million range per season, according to Vacchiano.
New York had stepped up its pursuit of Barr once former Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers agreed to a deal with the Detroit Lions, according to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano.