Report: Ravens make Martindale NFL’s highest-paid DC

Field Level Media

February 22, 2020 at 7:51 pm.

The Baltimore Ravens signed Don “Wink” Martindale to a new three-year deal that makes him the NFL’s highest-paid defensive coordinator, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Saturday.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Martindale, 56, spent six seasons as the Ravens’ linebackers coach before being promoted to defensive coordinator in January 2018.

Under his direction, Baltimore ranked No. 1 in the NFL in total defense and No. 2 in scoring defense in 2018 and finished No. 3 in scoring defense and No. 4 in total defense in 2019.

Before joining the Ravens coach John Harbaugh’s staff in 2012, Martindale spent two seasons with the Denver Broncos as linebackers coach (2009) and defensive coordinator (2010).