Ravens make Don ‘Wink’ Martindale highest-paid defensive coordinator

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Baltimore Ravens signed Don “Wink” Martindale to a new 3-12 months agreement this 7 days, building him the best-compensated defensive coordinator in the NFL, a resource mentioned Saturday.

The Ravens be expecting Martindale to be a best head-coaching candidate future offseason. Last month, he interviewed for the head-coaching position with the New York Giants.

Martindale, 56, has developed a track record for staying just one of the most aggressive playcallers in the league and for receiving the most out of his players.

In Martindale’s two seasons as coordinator, Baltimore had one particular of the most dominant defenses in the NFL.

In 2018, the Ravens’ defense rated No. 1 for only the next time in franchise record. In that season, Baltimore established a contemporary-era mark by not supplying up a next-50 percent landing in its initial six games, and the Ravens tied a workforce record that period with 11 sacks in a recreation versus the Tennessee Titans.

Irrespective of dropping three Pro Bowl players (Terrell Suggs, Eric Weddle and C.J. Mosley), Baltimore followed that up with a No. 4 position final year. Over the Ravens’ period-ending 12-video game profitable streak, the protection led the league in fewest yards and factors authorized.

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