Which Are the 5 Most Valuable NFL Franchises in 2021?

Published 09/06/2021, 1:15 PM EDT


The Covid-19 pandemic crippled the sports industry on a huge scale during the previous season. With no spectators allowed inside the stadiums, the revenues of the NFL and its franchises plummeted during this period.

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Although the situation going back to normal, the revenues surged and hit a new all-time high. The average value of each NFL team increased by 14% over the past year and a major chunk of this is because of the $112.6 billion deal that the league has signed with the new media partners in March. Following is the list of the most valuable NFL franchises of 2021 in increasing order according to Forbes:

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Washington Football Team

The Washington Football club saw a one-year surge of revenue by 20% with a current value of $4.2 billion. The franchise has an operating of $25 million.

Dec 27, 2020; Landover, Maryland, USA; Washington Football Team quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) looks on from the sidelines after being benched against the Carolina Panthers in the fourth quarter at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Rams

The fourth position belongs to the Rams, who have also seen an enormous one-year surge in revenue by 20% as well, with a current value of $4.8 billion. The franchise has an operating profit of $37.2 million.

Jan 9, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey (20) reacts after blocking a pass to Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) during the third quarter at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants

The third spot has been taken up by the Giants, who have a current value of $4.85 billion with a one-year surge of 13% in revenue. The franchise has unfortunately witnessed an operating profit of negative $12.5 dollars.

Sep 3, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants center Spencer Pulley (77) signals during the Blue-White Scrimmage at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots

In the second place, the Patriots have a massive $5 billion valuation with a one-year surge of 14% in revenue. The franchise has an operating income of $142.4 million.

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New England Patriots

Dallas Cowboys

And finally, the first spot has been dominated by the Cowboys for 15 consecutive years. The franchise has a value of $6.5 billion with a 14% surge during the past year. The franchise has an operating profit of $280.4 million.

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Dec 20, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys cornerback Anthony Brown (30) reacts after an interception against the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

After surviving a huge hit during the pandemic, the franchises have emerged to be on the list. However, the most valued division would be the NFC East with all four of its teams listed in the top nine.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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