These Are The NFL's Most Valuable Football Teams

By C.L. Illsley on June 22 2020 in Sports

Rows of american football balls in NFL Experience in Times Square, New York. Image credit: Alena Veasey/Shutterstock.com
Rows of american football balls in NFL Experience in Times Square, New York. Image credit: Alena Veasey/Shutterstock.com
  • The Houston Texans were founded in 2002 and have yet to win a Super Bowl.
  • The New York Jets and Giants both play their home games at MetLife Stadium.
  • The New England Patriots have won six Super Bowl Championships.

The NFL is not only one of the most popular sports leagues in the entire world but it is also one of the most profitable. The National Football League is made up of thirty two teams with sixteen teams competing in two divisions. Some franchises are more valuable than others depending upon an array of factors including location, resources, fan base, record, reputation, and ownership. 

10. Philadelphia Eagles

 Members of the Philadelphia Eagles practice at training camp held August 8, 2011 at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Image credit: Jerry Zitterman/Shutterstock.com
Members of the Philadelphia Eagles practice at training camp held August 8, 2011 at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Image credit: Jerry Zitterman/Shutterstock.com

The Eagles are worth approximately $3.05 billion. The team is owned by Jeffrey Lurie who purchased it in 1994 for $185 million. The popular Pennsylvania team which was founded in 1933, have played their home games at Lincoln Financial Field since 2003. Part of the NFC (National Football Conference) East, the Eagles most recently won Super Bowl LII in 2017 when they defeated the New England Patriots by a score of 42- 27. 

9. Houston Texans

Jumbo helmet of the Houston Texans on display. Image credit: Jeff Bukowski/Shutterstock.com
Jumbo helmet of the Houston Texans on display. Image credit: Jeff Bukowski/Shutterstock.com

This Texas team has been valued at $3.1 billion. The Texans are owned by Janice McNair who inherited the franchise from her late husband Robert who passed away in 2018. With an operating income estimated to be $176 million the Houston Texans are part of the NFC South division and play at NRG Stadium. The team's debut season was in 2002. Although the Texans have competed in several division championships they are yet to win a Super Bowl.

8. New York Jets

New York Jets players play against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on August 16, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Image credit: Debby Wong/Shutterstock.com
New York Jets players play against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on August 16, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Image credit: Debby Wong/Shutterstock.com

This New York team is estimated to be valued at $3.2 billion. The Jets were founded in 1959 when they were known as the New York Titans. The team is owned by the Johnson family who are known for their mega corporation Johnson & Johnson, which sells medical supplies and drug products. The Jets play their home games at MetLife Stadium which is  located in East Rutherford, New Jersey  Part of the AFC (American Football Conference) since 1970, the Jets won Super Bowl III in 1969 when they beat the Baltimore Colts by a score of 16- 7. 

7. Washington Redskins

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NFL Washington redskins club equipment with NFL official ball, product shot. Image credit: Dean bertoncelj/Shutterstock.com

The Washington Redskins are worth $3.4 billion. The team is owned by Dan Snyder who purchaced it in 1999 for the hefty price of $750 million. Washington played their first NFL game in 1932. The team hosts their home games at FedEx Field in Maryland. This NFC East team has won the Super Bowl three times; in 1982, 1987, and 1991. 

6. Chicago Bears

Halas Hall in Lake Forest, Illinois is the Bears' headquarters. Image credit: Jim Larrison/Wikimedia.org
Halas Hall in Lake Forest, Illinois is the Bears' headquarters. Image credit: Jim Larrison/Wikimedia.org

Worth about $3.45 billion the majority of the Bears is owned by the McCaskey family. The NFC North division team is truly a family affair with roots that go all the way back to the franchise's founding in 1920. The family's late patriarch, George Halas, not only started the team but also played a crucial role in establishing the NFL. The remainder of the team (approximately 20%) is owned by Patrick Ryan. The Chicago Bears, who play at Soldier Field, won 1985's Super Bowl XX by a score of 46- 10 against the New England Patriots.   

5. San Francisco 49ers

49ers vs Patriots - In motion during a play at Candlestick Stadium. Sunday October 05 2008 in San Francisco, California. Image credit: Eric Broder Van Dyke/Shutterstock.com
49ers vs Patriots - In motion during a play at Candlestick Stadium. Sunday October 05 2008 in San Francisco, California. Image credit: Eric Broder Van Dyke/Shutterstock.com

With an estimated worth of $3.5 billion this west coast team is owned by majority stock owner Denise York and family.  Her son Jed York is the team's current CEO. The 49ers played their debut season in 1946 and currently host their home games at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. San Francisco is part of the NFC West and has won a total of five Super Bowl Championships; 1981, 1984, 1988, 1989, and 1994. 

Most recently the 49ers lost their bid for another Super Bowl when they lost 20- 31 to the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV which took place earlier in 2020.  

4. LA Rams

Logo of NFL TeamsNew England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams on the Clothes for the LIII Super Bowl 2019 on JANUARY 30,2019. Image credit: charnsitr/Shutterstock.com
Logo of NFL TeamsNew England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams on the Clothes for the LIII Super Bowl 2019 on JANUARY 30,2019. Image credit: charnsitr/Shutterstock.com

This Los Angeles team is worth $3.8 billion and is owned by real estate titan Stanley Kroenke who has earned the nickname "Silent Stan" because of his reluctance to do interviews with the press. Kroenke bought the NFC West team in 1999. The Los Angeles Rams are part of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment which also owns the National Basketball League franchise the Denver Nuggets as well as the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League. 

Established in 1936 the Rams host their opponents at their home field of SoFi Stadium which is located in Inglewood, California. The team has undergone several incarnations and in past years were known as the Cleveland Rams and from 1995- 2015 as the St. Louis Rams. 

The Rams most recent super Bowl win was in 1999's Super Bowl XXXIV when they beat the Tennesse Titans by a score of 23- 16. 

3. New York Giants

New York Jets players play against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on August 16, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Image credit: Debby Wong/Shutterstock.com
New York Jets players play against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on August 16, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Image credit: Debby Wong/Shutterstock.com

The New York Giants are estimated to be worth $3.9 billion. In 1991 the late Bob Tisch, who co-founded the Loews Corporation, bought half of the Giants for $75 million. The popular team is co-owned by John Mara who is the third generation family member to own the team. Mara's grandfather, Tim Mara, initially bought the east coast team in 1925.  John Mara is the uncle of actresses Kate Mara and Rooney Mara. 

Founded in 1925 the Giants, like their AFC counterpart the Jets, play their home games at MetLife Stadium.  In their long history this NFC East team has won four Super Bowl Championships including in 1986, 1990, 2007, and 2011.  

2. New England Patriots

New England Patriots NFL Football fans at Gillette Stadium, New England Patriots vs. the Dallas Cowboys on October 16, 2011 in Foxborough, Boston, MA. Image credit: Joseph Sohm/Shutterstock.com
New England Patriots NFL Football fans at Gillette Stadium, New England Patriots vs. the Dallas Cowboys on October 16, 2011 in Foxborough, Boston, MA. Image credit: Joseph Sohm/Shutterstock.com

Worth an estimated $4.1 billion the New England Patriots were purchased by the CEO and Chairman of the Kraft Group Robert Kraft in 1994 for a price of $172 million. The AFC East team debuted in 1960 and play in their home games at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusettes.   

The Patriots stellar record includes an impressive six Super Bowl titles, eleven AFC Conference Championships, twenty two Division championships, and twenty seven playoff games spanning the years 1963- 2019. There's little doubt that the Pats and star quarterback Tom Brady have dominated the NFL in the 2000s. Brady took over the position from Drew Bledsoe in 2001. Since that time the celebrated franchise has won Super Bowls in 2001, 2003, 2004, 2013, and 2018. 

1. Dallas Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys WR (#19) Miles Austin during the second day of the 2010 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp on Aug 15 2010 in Oxnard, California. Image credit: Photo Works/Shutterstock.com
Dallas Cowboys WR (#19) Miles Austin during the second day of the 2010 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp on Aug 15 2010 in Oxnard, California. Image credit: Photo Works/Shutterstock.com

Once popularly referred to as "America's team" the Dallas Cowboys entered the NFL in 1960. Worth about $5.5 billion the Cowboys are said to have a staggering operating income of $420 million. The Cowboys are owned by president and general manager billionaire Jerry Jones who bought the NFC East team in 1989 for a price tag of $150 million. The Cowboys play home games at AT & T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. In their long history the Cowboys have won five Super Bowls (1971, 1977, 1992, 1993, and 1995) along with ten Conference Championships, and twenty three Division Championships. 

Well known Cowboy's quarterbacks include Don Meredith (1960-1968), Roger Staubach (1969-1979), Troy Aikman (1989- 2000), Tony Romo (2006- 2015) and the current QB Dak Prescott (2016-).  

These Are The NFL's Most Valuable Football Teams

RankNFL TeamWorth
1Dallas Cowboys$5.5 billion
2New England Patriots $4.1 billion
3New York Giants$3.9 billion
4LA Rams$3.8 billion
5San Francisco 49ers$3.5 billion
6Chicago Bears$3.45 billion
7Washington Redskins$3.4 billion
8New York Jets $3.2 billion
9Houston Texans$3.1 billion
10Philadelphia Eagles $3.05 billion

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