Vikings HC Mike Zimmer announced Monday that LB Anthony Barr is out for the season with a torn pectoral muscle and he will be placed on injured reserve.
Barr, 28, was taken with the No. 9 overall pick by the Vikings back in 2014. He played out the final year of his four-year $12,743,500 rookie contract and made a base salary of $2,157,750 for the 2017 season.
The Vikings elected to pick up his Barr’s fifth-year option, which paid him around $12.306 million for the 2018 season. He entered unrestricted free agency in 2019 and, after initially committing to the Jets, returned to the Vikings on a five-year, $67.5 million deal.
Barr stands to make base salaries of $12.3 million and $12.4 million over the next two years of the agreement.
In 2020, Barr appeared in six games for the Vikings and recorded six tackles and no sacks.