6 most exciting Vikings moves of the 2022 offseason

(Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports) Danielle Hunter
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4. Letting Anthony Barr walk

Keeping Hunter was a wise move, but not all good decisions involve an addition. For example, it was past the time for the Minnesota Vikings to move on from linebacker Anthony Barr considering he was set to make nearly $10M this season.

Barr was made the first draft pick of the Mike Zimmer era. Statistically, he had one of the better seasons of his career by notching 72 combined tackles, three interceptions, 2.5 sacks, and two fumble recoveries.

Now on the wrong side of 30, Barr has yet to get much attention in free agency. The lack of news on visits or talks with him is concerning, especially since the draft has come and gone and free agency has dwindled down to a few big names remaining.

There is still a chance that Anthony Barr could reunite with the Minnesota Vikings this season on a small contract but the team seems to have their starting linebacker group ready and wouldn’t likely spend much on Barr after signing another edge rusher.