The Top 10 Richest NFL Teams 2020

Here are the top 10 most valuable NFL teams as of 2020. The franchise value takes into account the team’s revenues, stadium value (ex-real estate and only including income from concerts and such if it benefits the owner), and offers to buy or invest in the team. Part of the valuation uses historical transactions to calculate an appropriate multiple that is then placed on revenues.

Top 10 Richest NFL Teams  2020

1. Dallas Cowboys (Value: $5.5 billion)

Dallas Cowboys: Top 10 Richest NFL Teams  2020

Owner: Jerry Jones

Year Purchased: 1989

Head coach: Mike McCarthy

Arena/Stadium: AT&T Stadium

In 2015, the Dallas Cowboys became the first sports team to be valued at $4 billion, making it the most valuable sports team in the world, according to Forbes. The Cowboys also generated $620 million in revenue in 2014, a record for a U.S. sports team. In 2020 they also became the first NFL franchise to be valued at $5.5 billion and making Forbes' list as the most valued NFL team for the 12th straight year.

2. New England Patriots (Value: $4.1 billion)

New England Patriots

Owner: Robert Kraft

Year Purchased: 1994

Head coach: Bill Belichick

Arena/Stadium: Gillette Stadium

Founded in 1959 as the Boston Patriots, an original member of the American Football League (AFL), the team joined the NFL in the leagues' 1970 merger, then changed its name when it moved to Foxborough in 1971. The New England Patriots played their home games at Foxboro Stadium through 2001, then moved to Gillette Stadium at the start of the 2002 season. The Patriots' rivalry with the New York Jets is considered one of the most bitter rivalries in the NFL.

3. New York Giants (Value: $3.9 billion)

New York Giants

Owner: John Mara, Steven Tisch

Year Purchased: 1925, 1991

Head coach: Joe Judge

Arena/Stadium: MetLife Stadium

The Giants compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's National Football Conference (NFC) East division. The team plays its home games at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, which it shares with the New York Jets. The Giants hold their summer training camp at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center at the Meadowlands Sports Complex. The Giants were one of five teams that joined the NFL in 1925, and are the only one of that group still existing, as well as the league's longest-established team in the Northeastern United States. The team ranks third among all NFL franchises with eight NFL championship titles.

4. Los Angeles Rams (Value: $3.8 billion)

Los Angeles Rams

Owner: E. Stanley Kroenke

Year Purchased: 2010

Head coach: Sean McVay Trending

Arena: SoFi Stadium

The Los Angeles Rams are a professional American football team based in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The Rams compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the National Football Conference (NFC) West division. Starting in 2020, the Rams will play their home games at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, which they will share with the Los Angeles Chargers. The club has won three NFL championships, and is the only NFL franchise to win championships representing three cities (Cleveland in 1945, Los Angeles in 1951, and St. Louis in 1999).

5. San Francisco 49ers (Value: $3.5 billion)

San Francisco 49ers

Owner: Denise DeBartolo & John York

Year Purchased: 1977

Head coach: Kyle Shanahan

Arena/Stadium: Levi's Stadium

The team has set numerous notable NFL records, including most consecutive road games won (18), most points scored in a single postseason (126), most consecutive seasons leading league scoring (1992–95), most consecutive games scored (1979–2004), most field goals in a season (44), most games won in a season (18) along with most touchdowns (8) and points scored (55) in a Super Bowl. According to Forbes Magazine, the team is the sixth most-valuable team in the NFL, valued at $3.05 billion in September 2019. In 2019, the 49ers were ranked the 16th most valuable sports team in the world, behind baseball's Chicago Cubs and above soccer's Bayern Munich.

6. Washington Football Team (Value: $3.4 billion)

Washington Football Team

Owner: Daniel Snyder

Year Purchased: 1999

Former name: Boston Redskins

Arena/Stadium: FedExField

The team's former Redskins branding drew controversy over its history, with many criticizing it as offensive to Native Americans. Due to pressure from team and league sponsors following a wave of racial awareness and reforms in the wake of the George Floyd protests in 2020, the team retired the name and will choose a replacement at a later date, temporarily playing as the Washington Football Team until then. According to Forbes, the team is valued at approximately US$3.4 billion, making them the sixth-most valuable franchise in the NFL and the 14th-most valuable sports franchise globally.

7. New York Jets (Value: $3.2 billion)

New York Jets

Owner: Johnson family

Year Purchased: 2000

Head coach: Adam Gase

Arena/Stadium: MetLife Stadiuma

The Jets advanced to the playoffs for the first time in 1968 and went on to compete in Super Bowl III where they defeated the Baltimore Colts, becoming the first AFL team to defeat an NFL club in an AFL–NFL World Championship Game. Since 1968, the Jets have appeared in the playoffs 13 times, and in the AFC Championship Game four times, most recently losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2010. However, the Jets have never returned to the Super Bowl, making them one of three NFL teams to win their lone Super Bowl appearance, along with the New Orleans Saints and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Apart from the Cleveland Browns and the Detroit Lions, who have never reached the Super Bowl (although both won NFL championships prior to 1966), the Jets' drought is the longest among current NFL franchises.

8. Houston Texans (Value: $3.1 billion)

Houston Texans

Owner: Janice McNair

Year Purchased: 1999

Head coach: Bill O'Brien

Arena/Stadium: NRG Stadium

While the team mainly struggled in their first decade of play, they found success in the 2011 season, winning their first division championship and clinching their first playoff berth. The Texans have gone on to win five more AFC South championships in 2012, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019. As of the 2019 season, they are the only franchise to have never appeared in a conference championship game.

9. Philadelphia Eagles (Value: $3.05 billion)

Philadelphia Eagles

Owner: Jeffrey Lurie

Year Purchased: 1994

Head coach: Doug Pederson

Arena/Stadium: Lincoln Financial Field

The team consistently ranks among the best in the league in attendance and has sold out every game since the 1999 season. In a Sports Illustrated poll of 321 NFL players, Eagles fans were selected as the most intimidating fans in the NFL.

10. Denver Broncos (Value: $3 billion)

Denver Broncos

Owner: Pat Bowlen Trust

Year Purchased: 1984

Head coach: Vic Fangio

Arena/Stadium: Empower Field at Mile High

The team began play in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League (AFL) and joined the NFL as part of the merger in 1970. The Broncos are owned by the Pat Bowlen trust and currently play home games at Empower Field at Mile High (formerly known as Invesco Field at Mile High from 2001–2010, Sports Authority Field at Mile High from 2011–2017, and Broncos Stadium at Mile High from 2018–2019). Prior to that, they played at Mile High Stadium from 1960 to 2000.


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