How much are the Philadelphia Eagles worth? This question pops up every so often, so let’s talk numbers.
The Eagles are the ninth-most valuable NFL franchise, worth approximately $4.7 billion, according to calculations by Sportico. The Eagles’ value increased by 21 percent from last year, according to Sportico.
Having won the Super Bowl in 2017, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie is in good standing with the fan base. Eagles fans also should appreciate Lurie’s business acumen. Lurie bought the Eagles in 1994 for what appears to be a paltry $185 million.
The average NFL franchise is worth $4.14 billion, up 18 percent from last year, according to Sportico.
“There isn’t anybody that compares to the NFL in sports or entertainment,” George Pyne, founder of investment firm Bruin Capital, told Sportico. “They are in an orbit all by themselves.”
EAGLES 15TH OVERALL IN NORTH AMERICA
The No. 1 valued NFL franchise is, ahem, the Dallas Cowboys at $7.64 billion, a 10 percent increase from last year.
Dallas is the highest-valued North American sports franchise, followed by New York Yankees ($7.01 billion), New York Knicks ($6.12 billion), Golden State Warriors ($6.03 billion) and Los Angeles Rams ($5.91 billion). The Eagles ranked 15th overall. The Sixers were the only other Philadelphia franchise in the top 50, at 49th ($2.67 billion).
How much are the Philadelphia Eagles worth vs NFC EAST TEAMS?
The two other NFC East teams are valued higher than the Eagles. The Giants are fourth at $5.73 billion and the Commanders are eighth at $4.78 billion. The Giants’ value increased by 24 percent and the Commanders’ value increased by 12 percent from last year.
Recent on-field results are not indicative of value. The Giants and Commanders haven’t had a winning season since 2016.
HERE IS THE NFL’S TOP 10:
- Cowboys, $7.64 billion (10 percent increase)
- Rams, $5.91 billion (26 percent increase)
- Patriots, $5.88 billion (10 percent increase)
- Giants, $5.73 billion (21 percent increase)
- 49ers, $5.18 billion (21 percent increase)
- Bears, $5 billion (25 percent increase)
- Jets, $4.8 billion (18 percent increase)
- Commanders, $4.78 billion (12 percent increase)
- Eagles, $4.7 billion (21 percent increase)
- Broncos, $4.65 billion (22 percent increase)
The least-valued franchise is Super Bowl runner-up Cincinnati Bengals, worth $2.84 billion, a 10 percent increase from last year.
The NFL’s power is also evident on television, where it had 75 of the 100 most-watched programs in 2021, according to Nielsen.
According to Sportico’s website, the team value is “the sum of the fair market value of an NFL franchise combined with the value of team-related businesses and real estate holdings.”
Sportico says the total value of a franchise is “derived from metrics by which football-team transactions occur, including aggregating local and national revenues and factoring in a team-specific multiplier … including the value of each franchise’s 3.13 percent interest in the league’s properties, including NFL Network, NFL RedZone and its digital platforms.”
Sportico conducted interviews with 30 team executives, owners, lawyers, bankers and NFL consultants, along with public documents to calculate the teams’ value.
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