Forbes Releases NFL Franchise Valuations

Forbes has unveiled its annual franchise valuations for all 32 NFL teams, with the Dallas Cowboys predictably sitting atop the list. According to Forbes, the Cowboys are worth $3.2 billion, making the club the second-most valuable sports franchise in the world, behind only soccer’s Real Madrid ($3.4 billion). Overall, the average NFL team is worth $1.43 billion, according to Forbes, up an impressive 23% from a year ago. That’s the most significant annual increase since 1999.

While Forbes’ figures shouldn’t be taken as gospel, they at least provide a general idea of the league’s most valuable and least valuable franchises, as well as a baseline for the sort of money owners would be seeking if they decided to sell their franchises. Here’s the complete list of Forbes’ franchise values:

  1. Dallas Cowboys: $3.2 billion
  2. New England Patriots: $2.6 billion
  3. Washington Redskins: $2.4 billion
  4. New York Giants: $2.1 billion
  5. Houston Texans: $1.85 billion
  6. New York Jets: $1.8 billion
  7. Philadelphia Eagles: $1.75 billion
  8. Chicago Bears: $1.7 billion
  9. San Francisco 49ers: $1.6 billion
  10. Baltimore Ravens: $1.5 billion
  11. Denver Broncos: $1.45 billion
  12. Indianapolis Colts: $1.4 billion
  13. Green Bay Packers: $1.375 billion
  14. Pittsburgh Steelers: $1.35 billion
  15. Seattle Seahawks: $1.33 billion
  16. Miami Dolphins: $1.3 billion
  17. Carolina Panthers: $1.25 billion
  18. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: $1.225 billion
  19. Tennessee Titans: $1.16 billion
  20. Minnesota Vikings: $1.15 billion
  21. Atlanta Falcons: $1.125 billion
  22. Cleveland Browns: $1.12 billion
  23. New Orleans Saints: $1.11 billion
  24. Kansas City Chiefs: $1.1 billion
  25. Arizona Cardinals: $1 billion
  26. San Diego Chargers: $995MM
  27. Cincinnati Bengals: $990MM
  28. Oakland Raiders: $970MM
  29. Jacksonville Jaguars: $965MM
  30. Detroit Lions: $960MM
  31. Buffalo Bills: $935MM
  32. St. Louis Rams: $930MM
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  1. ceraunograph

    I understand these rankings are based on sponsorship deals and premium seating rights more than anything, but who earth would spend that much more for the Washington football team as they would for the Bears or 49ers?

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