Top 10 richest/valuable NFL teams

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The most valuable and richest NFL teams.

The National football league is one of the richest sports in the world and was established in the year 1920 but later expanded to 26 teams when the NFL and the American football league merge in 1960.

The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league that consists of 32 teams, divided equally between the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC). The NFL is one of the major North American professional sports leagues and the highest professional level of American football in the world.

Following an agreement to merge the NFL with the rival American Football League (AFL), the Super Bowl was first held in 1967 to determine a champion between the best teams from the two leagues and has remained as the final game of each NFL season since the merger was completed in 1970. The NFL has the highest average attendance (67,591) of any professional sports league in the world and is the most popular sports league in the United States.

This article is based on showcasing the most valuable or richest NFL teams as of 2022.


  1. Denver Broncos- $3.75 Billion

Denver Broncos joined the American Football League in 1960 as an original franchise and later merged with the NFL. The Broncos have lifted three Super Bowls: 1998, 1999, and 2016. In 1984, Pat Bowlen bought the team for $78 million, and the value of the team increased to $3.75 billion today, according to forbes.

  1. Philadelphia Eagles- $3.8 Billion

Bert Bell and Lud Wray bought the Frankford Yellowjackets for $2,500 and then renamed it the Philadelphia Eagles. The team has won three NFL Championships in 1948, 1949, and 1960, and the Super Bowl in 2018. Jeffrey Lurie bought the team for $200 million in 1994, and the Eagles have a $3.8 million valuation today.

  1. New York Jets- $4.05 Billion

The New York Titans, formed in 1959, debuted in the NFL in 1960. Three years later, the name was changed to New York Jets. The owners of Johnson & Johnson bought the Jets in 2000 for $635 million. The team is valued at $4.05 billion and with that valuation the Jets have one NFL Championship, the Super Bowl III, which they won against the Baltimore Colts.

  1. Chicago Bears- $4.075 Billion

The team was formerly called Decatur Stanleys before it was renamed to Chicago Bears in 1922 while playing in the American Professional Football Association. Britannica, George Hales was the founder and owner of the Bears who left the team to his daughter. Virginia Halas McCaskey is the owner of one of the most successful NFL teams that won the championship in 1986 and is valued at $4.075 billion.

  1. San Francisco 49ers- $4.175 Billion

The San Francisco 49ers have won Super Bowl Championships, having claimed the titles in 1982, 1985, 1989, 1990, and 1995. Edward J. DeBartolo Sr. purchased the 49ers in 1997 for $13 million, the team is now run by his daughter Denise DeBartolo York and the current value of the team is $4.175 billion.

  1. Washington Commanders- $4.3 Billion

The Redskins was a team set in Boston before moving to Washington DC in 1937. it was later changed to the Washington Commanders in 2021. Daniel Snyder paid $800 million in 1999 to buy the team that has won two NFL Championships and three Super Bowls. The current value of the team stand at $4.3 Billion.

  1. Los Angeles Rams- $4.8 Billion

Georgia Frontiere moved the Rams to St. Louis in 1995 and sold 30% of the stake to Stan Kroenke, who gained full ownership in 2010. The Rams have won two Championships: 2000 and 2022. According to Forbes the valuation of the team is $4.8 Billion.

  1. New York Giants- $4.85 Billion

Tim Mara bought the Giants for $500 in 1925, and the Mara family has continued to be part owners of the team even today. In 1991, Bob Tisch bought 50% shares of the Giants, which his son now owns. The team has a $4.85 billion valuation and has won four Super Bowls and four NFL Championships.

  1. New England Patriots- $5 Billion

In 1994, Robert Kraft paid a record $172 million to purchase the New England Patriots, who went on to win six NFL Championships under his ownership. It remains one of the most consistently dominant teams and the second-most valued team, worth $5 billion. Initially called the Boston Patriots, the team was renamed after moving to Foxborough.

  1. Dallas Cowboys- $6.92 Billion

The Dallas Cowboys take the crown as the most valuable NFL Team and the second-most valuable franchise in American sports at $6.92 billion. It has won eight conference championships and five Super Bowls to date. In 1989, the team was purchased by Jerry Jones from H.R. Bright for $140 million.



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