7 potential landing spots outside of Minnesota for Anthony Barr

(Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) Anthony Barr
(Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) Anthony Barr /
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(Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) Anthony Barr
(Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) Anthony Barr /

Green Bay Packers

Close your eyes and picture Anthony Barr. Picture his tall lanky frame, his muscles rippling across his skin. Picture his black visored helmet resting above that No. 55 on his chest as the glow of an early Sunday afternoon illuminates him.

Now picture that same No. 55 on a nasty green and yellow Packers jersey. It’s horrifying, isn’t it?  But it’s a real possibility.

Green Bay will more than likely be letting longtime linebacker Clay Matthews test the free-agent market this year and they will be looking for his replacement. The Packers could very well turn to the 2019 draft and look for a guy like Jachai Polite or Brian Burns, or they could look at this year’s free-agent market and consider signing Barr.

Minnesota Vikings
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Minnesota Vikings

Barr would be a perfect fit in Green Bay’s 3-4 defense. He’d be free to rush the passer much more often than he was allowed to in Minnesota and that could result in him having some huge sack totals.

It would be extremely tough to see Barr in Packers colors and it would be even worse to have to watch him face the Vikings twice per season. It would certainly be interesting though.

Barr was despised by the drunken Green Bay fan base when he “took out” Packers beloved quarterback Aaron Rodgers with that legal tackle two years ago. Would those same fans welcome him to Green Bay?

The Vikings-Packers rivalry is one of the most intense in the NFL and having Barr jump ship to Green Bay would add another level of intrigue to it. It may be hard for Minnesota’s fans to endure, but it would also be a fun turn of events and add to the drama of an already awesome rivalry.

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