This one would suck. The Vikings-Seahawks pipeline is very real and there is a chance that Barr could be the next player to travel through it.
Seattle’s 2018 outside linebackers consisted of K.J. Wright, who is a free-agent this year, and Barkevious Mingo, who has a cool name but has been disappointing since being drafted pretty high by the Cleveland Browns five years ago.
The Seahawks play a 4-3 defensive scheme, so Barr would have a similar role to what he’s had with Minnesota for the last few seasons. He’d be an upgrade over what the Seahawks currently have and he would thrive in their aggressive, attacking scheme.
It’s not as likely an outcome as some other places may be, but it’s one that is worth worrying a little bit about for any team that plays in the NFC.
Los Angeles Rams
The defending NFC champions will be very much in the market for an outside linebacker this offseason. The Rams traded for Dante Fowler during the middle of last season, but it’s not a guarantee that he returns to the team for 2019, and behind him, their depth is razor thin.
Barr would be an ideal fit for Los Angeles’ defense with his ability to pressure quarterbacks and cover backs and tight ends. The Rams have shown they aren’t afraid to go out and pay for big name players and they could view the Pro Bowl linebacker as the missing piece that could get them over the hump to capture a Super Bowl victory.
Another factor that can’t be overlooked for the Rams is that Barr played college ball at UCLA and went to high school in Los Angeles. So going home could be very appealing to him.