Latest Articles Published

Top 10 Most Valuable NFL Teams 2014

, , / October 8, 2014

The NFL (National Football League) is a professional American football league. The teams are very rich. An average NFL team is currently worth $1.43 billion.

Here is a brief overview of the top 10 most valuable NFL teams, according to Forbes:

10) Baltimore Ravens – $1.5 Billion

Revenue 2013: $304 Million
Operating income 2013: $57 Million

The team inked a 10-year extension to its stadium naming rights sponsorship with M&T Bank in May worth $60 million.

9) San Francisco 49ers – $1.6 Billion

Revenue 2013: $279 Million
Operating income 2013: $25 Million

The team opened their new privately financed stadium in Santa Clara in July. In will host Super Bowl 50 in February 2016.

8) Chicago Bears – $1.70 Billion

Revenue 2013: $309 Million
Operating income 2013: $57 Million

The team finished 8-8 in 2013. They missed the playoffs for the third consecutive season in their first year under head coach Marc Trestman.

7) Philadelphia Eagles – $1.75 Billion

Revenue 2013: $330 Million
Operating income 2013: $73 Million

Chip Kelly led the team to a 10-6 record and the top spot in the NFC East. Chip Kelly is the former University of Oregon head coach. He replaced long-time Eagles coach Andy Reid.

6) New York Jets – $1.80 Billion

Revenue 2013: $333 Million
Operating income 2013: $80 Million

Moody’s Investors service assigned Baa3 ratings to Jets Stadium LLC’s $225 million of project revenue bonds and $297 million of parity debt.

5) Houston Texans – $1.85 Billion

Revenue 2013: $339 Million
Operating income 2013: $103 Million

The team’s stadium was re-branded as NRG Stadium this year. The team joined the NFL in 2002 as an expansion team after Houston’s previous franchise, the Houston Oilers, moved to Nashville Tennessee.

4) New York Giants – $2.1 Billion

Revenue 2013: $353 Million
Operating income 2013: $87 Million

The team has made a killing since MetLife Stadium opened in 2010. This is in spite of $40 million annual payments to service stadium debt.

3) Washington Redskins – $2.4 Billion

Revenue 2013: $395 Million
Operating income 2013: $143 Million

The team went 3-13 in 2013 as franchise QB Robert Griffin III struggled with injuries and coach Mike Shanahan was fired. Daniel Snyder bought the franchise for $800 million in 1999.

2) New England Patriots – $2.6 Billion

Revenue 2013: $428 Million
Operating income 2013: $147 Million

When owner Robert Kraft purchased the team in 1994, he did so for $175 million. Since then the team has sold out every home game to both Foxboro Stadium and Gillette Stadium. By 2009, the value of the franchise had increased by over $1 billion.

1) Dallas Cowboys – $3.2 billion

Revenue 2013: $560 Million
Operating income 2013: $246 Million

The Dallas Cowboys team is currently the most valuable NFL team. They added watchmaker Hublot and Carnival Cruise Lines to their sponsorship roster this season. This will generate several million dollars in revenue for the team over the next five years.

These NFL football teams have contributed significantly to the game.

nfl referee salary
NFL practice squad salary

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *