It’s all about the cash: Don Martindale is now the highest-paid DC

It’s all about these money, right? Especially when your name is Don Martindale. He’s now the highest-paid defensive coordinator in the NFL, signing a new deal with the Baltimore Ravens. Let’s see what the numbers are, while we prepare some free nfl expert picks for you.

Don Martindale’s new signing with the Ravens is for three seasons, it was confirmed by the Baltimore franschise. It’s a curious thing that Martindale had to wait about 10 years go get a second chance to work as a DC and now he’s the highest-paid one in the whole league. Life is really unpredictable, isn’t it?

But the truth is that the 56-years old Martindale did some terrific work with the team. Since he was promoted by John Harbaugh, he’s not dissapointing. In 2018 the Ravens were leaders in terms of total defense, while last season they ranked fourth (and third in scoring defense). It led them to the AFC top seed and Don Martindale’s work was key in this.

It’s even more impressive that Don Martindale achieved all of this while using a lot of different players. Many of the guys he worked with in 2018 left the team, but this didn’t hurt the Ravens’ defensive performance – and “Wink” Martindale is the one to blame.

Maybe some of you remember Wink’s first era as a defensive coordinator. In 2010 he was working for the Broncos and his performance as a DC was not that impressive – the Broncos finished the campaign at last place in total and scoring defense. But things change, pals.

We wish luck to Don Martindale and the Baltimore Ravens for the next season in the NFL. Meanwhile keep with us and our regular free nfl expert picks we try to deliver you in the best way possible.