The richest NFL teams are those that are the most profitable.
The National Football League (NFL) continues to be one of the most lucrative sports leagues in the world. However, fans in the state of Alabama were disappointed as the league’s Super Bowl was held in neighboring Georgia.
To see why the top twenty teams are so valuable it’s easier to find the top ten.
The Dallas Cowboys’ record as an NFL franchise was marred by several controversies and the team was last represented in a Super Bowl just once. They still, however, manage to top the list of the highest valued sports team.
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It’s interesting that the Eagles are among the richest teams in the NFL, with an estimated net worth of over $1 billion.
The 20 Richest NFL Teams
The Cleveland Browns are the richest franchise in the NFL, due to the fact that they are the only team not in a city. At about $14M in revenue, Cleveland is the richest team in the NFL by a large margin, and the next closest team is the Detroit Lions at $4M. The Lions are the only franchise in the NFL without a sports franchise to invest billions of dollars in.
20. Atlanta Falcons
Value: $3.2 Billion
The Atlanta Falcons is a professional American football team from Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States. It plays in the National Football League. Founded in 1966, the team is owned by Arthur Blank.
The Atlanta Hawks (NBA) are a professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Buffalo Bills have been a member of the NFL since 1970 and the National Football Conference since 1966.
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The Atlanta Falcons are the only team in the NFL with an African American head coach. They had a team of African Americans that was called the Atlanta Black Crackers.
The Steelers have an impressive record. They’ve won division championships over several years and appeared in two Super Bowls.
19. Indianapolis Colts
Value: $3.25 Billion
The Indianapolis Colts are one of the older football teams and are members of the American Football Conference (AFC) South Division. They are also one of the older teams in America.
Since moving to Indianapolis, the Colts have won nine playoff games and four division championships, making them one of the most consistent teams in the NFL. They’ve also won the Super Bowl twice.
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Their success led them to have a net worth of over three and a half billion dollars.
18. Minnesota Vikings
Value: $3.35 Billion
The Minnesota Vikings are an American Football team based in Minnesota. They’re not only known for wearing purple, but by their fans nickname “Purple People Eater” for their aggressive and enthusiastic fans and their purple colored helmets and uniforms.
The Washington Redskins play in the NFL’s National Football Conference (NFC) North Division, one of the three divisions that make up the NFC.
The merged AFL and NFL champions came after the 1969 merger, known as the AFL-NFL Championship to distinguish it from the championship played by the two minor leagues. Since 1972, the American Football League’s and National Football League’s champions have been determined by the same playoffs and the Super Bowl. The merged league became the AFL-NFL.
Mike Zimmer is a former Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator. The coach in question is not Zimmer, but it’s a former player who had a successful career with the Bengals.
17. Baltimore Ravens
Value: $3.4 Billion
The Baltimore Ravens are America’s seventeenth richest NFL team.
The Ravens are not part of the National Football League (NFL) or American Football Conference. They’re an independent team in the American Football Conference.
The Ravens are owned by Steve Bisciotti, managed by Eric DeCosta, and coached by John Harbaugh.
They’re one of the most successful franchises in the sport, with two Super Bowl championship titles, two AFC championship titles, four AFC championship game appearances, and six AFC North division titles. They’re not the most successful franchise in the NFL, however. They just haven’t been since 2011. And that was because of one bad choice.
Miami is the only team in the NFL to win multiple Super Bowls, and the only team to make their first, second, and third Super Bowl appearances in the same season.
16. Las Vegas Raiders
Value: $3.415 Billion
The Las Vegas Raiders are the least valuable team in the NFL.
Originally called the Oakland Raiders, they played many years in Oakland, California. They were established in 1960, and first entered the NFL in 1970.
After the Raiders made the long trip from Oakland to Los Angeles to move into the new Los Angeles Coliseum in 1966, the name was changed to the Los Angeles Raiders. It was then the third team in Los Angeles to be called the “Raiders” (after the Detroit Fears and the Los Angeles Buccaneers). The name was changed to the Los Angeles Rams in 1995. Today, the team is known as the Las Vegas Raiders and is headquartered in Alameda, California.
They have appeared in the playoffs several times and have won two Super Bowl Championships, three Conference championships and twelve Division Championships.
The Oakland Raiders are a professional American football team based in Oakland, CA.
15. Miami Dolphins
Value: $3.42 Billion
The Miami Dolphins are a professional American Football team that resides in the Miami Metro area.
The Dodgers were established in Brooklyn in 1883 and played their first game on April 11, 1883. The Dodgers won their first World Series in Brooklyn in 1890 and have not had to relocate since.
Hard Rock Stadium is also where they play their home games, and the club headquarters are in the Baptists Health Training Facility in Nova Southeastern University Davie, Florida.
The Boston Bears were the Boston Patriots of the American Football League from 1960 to 1966 [Wikipedia] The team has been affiliated with both the American Football League (AFL), from 1966, and the National Football League (NFL) from 1970.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are the oldest NFL team in Florida. They have won 3 Super Bowls. They also won the NFL Championship in 1996.
14. Pittsburgh Steelers
Value: $3.43 Billion
The teams is based in Pittsburgh and they established in 1933, and they started playing at the same year.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are a professional American football team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers compete as members of the National Football League (NFL). The team plays its games at Heinz Field.
The Steelers also have the best record in the National Football League, and have won their last four games by a total of 88-10.
The team have a great history of winning games and they have an impressive record because of their long period of success. They were also lucky to not have to face the Steelers in the playoffs for the first time since 2004.
And finally, we have the Colts in the AFC West.
This company has continued to grow which has in part contributed to its $3.43 billion valuation.
13. Green Bay Packers
Value: $3.475 Billion
The Packers are the only team to win three consecutive Super Bowls, back in the 90s.
Originally founded as a professional football club in 1919, the Packers played at various stadiums in Milwaukee and Green Bay.
The New York Giants are the team’s only competitor in the National Football League.
Green Bay Packers hold eleven NFL championships. Green Bay Packers hold fourteen Conference championships, and seventeen Division championships.
Green Bay Packers has been a professional franchise for over 50 years. The franchise was founded in 1919.
12. Seattle Seahawks
Value: $3.5 Billion
The Seattle Seahawks were established in 1974 and played their first professional American Football season in 1976.
The Seahawks have played for 10 National Championship titles, won 7 AFL Championships and 2 NFC Championships.
The team’s main owner is Paul G. Allen who also owns the Seattle Seahawks. The team’s Managing Director is John Scheider. The team’s head coach for the future is Pete Carroll. The team’s mascot is Silly the Seahawk. The team’s colors are orange and blue, and its logo features the Washington State University “Go Wazzucks” logo. The team’s original name was the Seattle Seahawks.
With the stadium located in Seattle, this means they’ll have to fly into Denver, Colorado, and drive to Seattle to see them play. If you want to watch them live, then the stadium is located in CenturyLink Field Seattle, Washington.
The Seahawks are a very good team even though they have only one Super Bowl victory. They have finished with a winning record all but one season since 2009. They won their first league championship in 1975.
The “Seahawks” are a football team in the NFL and they are called “The Blue Wave” in many parts of the world. The “Legion of Boom” nickname refers to Seattle’s secondary.
The Buccaneers are the 12th richest team.
11. Houston Texans
Value: $3.7 Billion
The Houston Astros are an American baseball team based in Houston, Texas.
The Houston Dash were established in 2015 and play their games in the Houston Sports Park. This is a newly built stadium that opened in 2014 and replaced Robertson Stadium.
Janice McNair is the president of the Texans and has been the president of the Texans ever since she was hired in 1996.
The Houston Texans had never been a playoff team before 2011 but with the winning of their first division championship, they went on to win five more from 2012 to 2019.
The team currently holds the franchise record for the longest winning streak.
10. Denver Broncos
Value: $3.75 Billion
The Denver Broncos are the eleventh richest of all pro American football franchises (as an organization).
The team name was chosen in 1959 by the owners of the Boston Braves.
The team plays its home games at the Sports Authority Field at Mile High in their hometown of Denver.
Broncos owner and CEO Pat Bowlen died in January 2014. John Elway took over as the Broncos’ general manager as former owner and CEO Pat Bowlen.
Denver Broncos are currently on top of the NFL standings and are on the verge of making history after they finally defeated Tom Brady and the New England Patriots to win their 3rd Super Bowl title at the 51st Super Bowl which was held at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.
9. Philadelphia Eagles
Value: $3.8 Billion
The Philadelphia Eagles is a professional American football franchise based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles play in the National Football League (NFL), as a member of the league’s National Football Conference (NFC) East division.
The team has been playing in the Philadelphia area since 1967, and the stadium is named after the first African-American player to play in the National Football League. The current director of the team is David A. Modell, who played quarterback at Brown University, along with current players Kevin Kolb, Brian Westbrook, Matt Light, and Jeremy Maclin. This team is considered to be the official team of the city of Philadelphia.
The Eagles have a strong ownership group, are led by Howie Roseman, and are coached by Doug Pederson.
The ’47 and ’48 seasons were very close, so the Eagles can only really be considered as league Champions, and the ’60 team was technically a runner-up.
The Philadelphia Eagles franchise is worth $3.8 billion, making them the 9th richest NFL franchise.
8. New York Jets
Value: $4.05 Billion
The New York Jets are an American football team that are playing their first NFL season in 1960.
The New York Jets created their team in 1960 in order to play games during home games in New York. It is currently the only active NFL team without a nickname and was known as the New York Titans from the time of their creation until the 1970s when the owners decided to change it. They are known as the New York Jets today.
The Jets and the Raiders are owned by Woody Johnson, and Adam Gase and Joe Douglas manage the Jets, and John Mara and Mark Davis manage the Raiders.
The Jets have won many championships, including the 1968, 1968 Super Bowl and 1968 American Football League championship, and four Division championships in 1968, 1969, 1998, and 2002.
7. Chicago Bears
Value: $4.075 Billion
The Chicago Bears are a professional American football team that play in the NFL, located in the Chicago area.
They became a football powerhouse that was eventually relegated to the Second Division Championship in the mid-1970s.
The Bears are currently owned by Virginia Halas McCaskey, managed by Ryan Pace, and coached by Matt Nagy.
Â The team has won nine championships, including eight NFL championships and one Super Bowl championship. The team has a strong tradition of excellence.
They also have a total of 19 Division championships under their belt and 26 playoff appearances.
The Bears are currently under the leadership of John Fox.
6. San Francisco 49ers
Value: $4.175 Billion
The San Francisco 49ers are based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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The Seattle Seahawks are one of the most recognizable and storied franchises in American sports. The team is one of the oldest and most successful teams in professional sports, having won 13 division titles, five conference titles, and three Super Bowls. They currently hold the record for most consecutive playoff appearances, with 13.
The team plays their home games at CenturyLink Field.
The team’s mascot is Seaquilla.
Denise York and John Lynch are the owners, Kyle Shanahan is the head coach and John Lynch is the general manager.
The San Francisco 49ers are the most successful franchise in NFL history having won a total of five Super Bowl championships, seven Conference championships, and twenty Division Championships.
5. Washington Football Team
Value: $4.3 Billion
The Washington Football Team is located in Washington D.C. They are the only NFL team in the nation’s Capitol.
The Washington Nationals are a professional baseball team of the National League from Washington, D.C.
The Redskins have a history of playing in a dome, but they’ve played well in the open air in recent seasons.
The New England Patriots have been a force to be reckoned with over the last 30 years and have won 5 Super Bowls and 6 AFC Championships. They have been to the playoffs 20 consecutive seasons and have won 10 AFC Championships.
Washington Football Team has accumulated a valuation of approximately $4.2 Billion. There have been multiple occasions where the team has gone on to win the Super Bowl.
4. Los Angeles Rams
Value: $4.8 Billion
The Rams play in the National Football League and are the 2019 Super Bowl Champions.
The Arizona Cardinals have not won an NFL championship, but they are in the NFC West division and have won three Super Bowls.
The Los Angeles Rams are owned by Stan Kroenke, managed by Les Snead, and coached by Sean McVay.
The Los Angeles Rams have three NFL championship victories and eight conference championships. The Rams have also won 15 division championships. During their history, the Rams have had 11 coaches.
3. New York Giants
Value: $4.85 Billion
The New York Giants are the wealthiest NFL team by far.
The team originally played their home games at a field at the University of North Texas.
The 49ers don’t have much history of being a model franchise and it’s been a while since they’ve been relevant (with the exception of Kaepernick’s second tour), nor do they have a single All-Pro on their roster.
The Chargers have won six NFL Championships, including four NFL Championships and two Super Bowl Championships, as well as four AFC Championships and eight Division Championships.
Though the Giants have featured 29 Hall of Fame players, with the possible exception of Lawrence Taylor, none of them have received a supermajority of the votes.
The New York Giants are currently playing at the New York Giants’ home stadium.
2. New England Patriots
Value: $5 Billion
According to Forbes, the Patriots are the second richest NFL team, their net worth is $1.3 billion.
They were established in 1959 and had their first season in 1961.
The Patriots play the majority of their home games at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough MA.
A judge ruled that Kraft must pay $100,000 in damages for the “entertainment” provided by the Patriots and the Super Bowl broadcast. A lawsuit against the NFL could also prove successful.
The New England Patriots are a very successful team. They have won six Super Bowl championships, eleven Conference championships, and twenty-two Division championships.
1. Dallas Cowboys
Value: $6.5 Billion
On top of being the richest NFL team, the Dallas Cowboys are the most popular team.
This is the team for the American Football League (AFL), which folded 10 years ago.
The two teams were established in 1960 and began their first season in the same year.
The Cowboys played their home games at the Cotton Bowl, which is commonly called the Dallas Cowboys Stadium and is located in Dallas, Texas.
Dallas Cowboys have won 5 Super Bowls, 10 Conference titles, & 23 Division titles since they stepped on the field for their 1st season.
Jerry Jones and his family own the team as they are the owner. They also coach the team.
The Dallas Cowboys became the first sports team to be valued at $4B. They are now the most valuable sports team in the world and the richest NFL team ever.
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In fact, the numbers are much too high.
It’s no secret that these are the top professional franchises in the world, and it’s easy to see why. A majority of them have the support of huge corporations, which makes it easy for them to attract stars, sponsors, and the occasional multimillionaire.
In addition to the sponsorship dollars and endorsements these teams offer their stars, players also get paid a great salary. In the NFL, the average annual salary of a player is around $2.3 million.
Well, you know…it’s all about the players.
The 20 richest NFL teams are here. We’ll take a quick look at what’s happening in the real estate market – we’ll also look at how the top-20 richest NFL teams fared in the 2019 offseason.