Predicting How Much Each NFL Team Would Sell For

Predicting How Much Each NFL Team Would Sell For

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Roger Goodell has turned the NFL into a multi-billion dollar industry. Individually, Goodell has a net worth of around $ 75 million. Not bad for the economics graduate from Washington & Jefferson College. The NFL is a cash crop with ticket sales, revenue sharing, merchandising, advertising rights, naming rights, etc. The list goes on and on. Here's a best guess at the value of all 32 franchises.

32. Oakland Raiders

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32. Oakland Raiders

JaMarcus Russell
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Established: 1960
Super Bowls: 3
Owner (net worth): Mark Davis ($ 500 M)
Stadium Appraisal: $ 50 M
Total Debt Rank: 8th

Verdict: $ 825 Million

31. Jacksonville Jaguars

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31. Jacksonville Jaguars

Blake Bortles
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Established: 1993
Super Bowls: 0
Owner: Shahid Khan ($ 3.8 B)
Stadium Appraisal: $ 85 M
Total Debt Rank: 8th

Verdict: $ 840 M

30. Buffalo Bills

Sammy Watkins
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30. Buffalo Bills

Sammy Watkins
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Established: 1960
Super Bowls: 0
Owner: Mary Wilson under Ralph Wilson Trust
Stadium Appraisal: $ 91 M
Total Debt Rank: 16th

Verdict: $ 870 M

29. St. Louis Rams

Zac Stacy
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29. St. Louis Rams

Zac Stacy
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Established: 1936
Super Bowls: 1
Owner: Stan Kroenke ($ 5.6 B -- company, Kroenke Sports Enterprises, also owns NBA, NHL, MLS & NLL franchises)
Stadium Appraisal: $ 73 M
Total Debt Rank: 18th

Verdict: $ 875 M

28. Detroit Lions

Calvin Johnson
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29. Detroit Lions

Calvin Johnson
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Established: 1929
Super Bowls: 0
Owner: Martha Ford ($ 1.2 B)
Stadium Appraisal: $ 60 M
Total Debt Rank: 5th

Verdict: $ 900 M

27. Cincinnati Bengals

A.J. Green
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27. Cincinnati Bengals

A.J. Green
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Established: 1968
Super Bowls: 0
Owner: Mike Brown ($ 1 B)
Stadium Appraisal: $ 93 M
Total Debt Rank: 23rd

Verdict: $ 924 M

26. Atlanta Falcons

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26. Atlanta Falcons

Matt Ryan
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Established: 1966
Super Bowls: 0
Owner: Arthur Blank ($ 1.7 B)
Stadium Appraisal: $ 88 M
Total Debt Rank: 6th

Verdict: $ 933 M

25. San Diego Chargers

Phillip Rivers
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25. San Diego Chargers

Phillip Rivers
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Established: 1960
Super Bowls: 0
Owner: Alex Spanos -- majority ($ 1.1 B)
Stadium Appraisal: $ 95 M
Total Debt Rank: 24th

Verdict: $ 949 M

24. Arizona Cardinals

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24. Arizona Cardinals

Patrick Peterson
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Established: 1898
Super Bowls: 0
Owner: Bill Bidwill
Stadium Appraisal: $ 98 M
Total Debt Rank: 19th

Verdict: $ 961 M

23. New Orleans Saints

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23. New Orleans Saints

Drew Brees
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Established: 1967
Super Bowls: 1
Owner: Tom Benson ($ 1.5 B)
Stadium Appraisal: $ 140 M
Total Debt Rank: 28th

Verdict: $ 1.004 Billion

22. Cleveland Browns

Johnny Manziel
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22. Cleveland Browns

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Established: 1946
Super Bowls: 0
Owner: Jimmy Haslam III ($ 1.8 B)
Stadium Appraisal: $ 114 M
Total Debt Rank: 11th

Verdict: $ 1.005 B

21. Minnesota Vikings

Adrian Peterson
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21. Minnesota Vikings

Adrian Peterson
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Established: 1961
Super Bowls: 0
Owner: Zygi Wilf -- majority ($ 1.3 B)
Stadium Appraisal: $ 64 M
Total Debt Rank: 4th

Verdict: $ 1.007 B

20. Kansas City Chiefs

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20. Kansas City Chiefs

Jamaal Charles
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Established: 1960
Super Bowls: 1
Owner: The Hunt Family
Stadium Appraisal: $ 101 M
Total Debt Rank: 29th

Verdict: $ 1.009 B

19. Tennessee Titans

Michael Griffin
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19. Tennessee Titans

Michael Griffin
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Established: 1960
Super Bowls: 0
Owner: Estate of Bud Adams ($ 1.1 B)
Stadium Appraisal: $ 137 M
Total Debt Rank: 20th

Verdict: $ 1.055 B

18. Carolina Panthers

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18. Carolina Panthers

Cam Newton
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Established: 1993
Super Bowls: 0
Owner: Jerry Richardson (48 percent)
Stadium Appraisal: $ 146 M
Total Debt Rank: 30th

Verdict: $ 1.057 B

17. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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17. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Doug Martin
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Established: 1976
Super Bowls: 1
Owner: The Glazer Family
Stadium Appraisal: $ 147 M
Total Debt Rank: 13th

Verdict: $ 1.067 B

16. Miami Dolphins

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16. Miami Dolphins

Cameron Wake
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Established: 1966
Super Bowls: 2
Owner: Stephen M. Ross -- majority ($ 4.9 B)
Stadium Appraisal: $ 145 M
Total Debt Rank: 3rd

Verdict: $ 1.074 B

15. Seattle Seahawks

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15. Seattle Seahawks

Richard Sherman
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Established: 1972
Super Bowls: 1
Owner: Paul Allen ($ 15 B)
Stadium Appraisal: $ 140 M
Total Debt Rank: 25th

Verdict: $ 1.081 B

14. Pittsburgh Steelers

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14. Pittsburgh Steelers

Antonio Brown
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Established: 1933
Super Bowls: 6
Owner: The Rooney Family
Stadium Appraisal: $ 118 M
Total Debt Rank: 12th

Verdict: $ 1.118 B

13. Denver Broncos

Peyton Manning John Elway
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13. Denver Broncos

Peyton Manning John Elway
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Established: 1960
Super Bowls: 2
Owner: Pat Bowlen ($ 1 B)
Stadium Appraisal: $ 149 M
Total Debt Rank: 21st

Verdict: $ 1.161 B

12. Green Bay Packers

Aaron Rodgers
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12. Bay Packers

Aaron Rodgers
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Established: 1919
Super Bowls: 4
Owner: Green Bay Packers, Inc. (364,122 stockholders)
Stadium Appraisal: $ 144 M
Total Debt Rank: 32nd

Verdict: $ 1.183 B

11. Indianapolis Colts

Andrew Luck Trent Richardson
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11. Indianapolis Colts

Andrew Luck Trent Richardson
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Established: 1953
Super Bowls: 2
Owner: Jim Irsay ($ 1.6 B)
Stadium Appraisal: $ 150 M
Total Debt Rank: 31st

Verdict: $ 1.2 B

10. San Francisco 49ers

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10. San Francisco 49ers

Patrick Willis
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Established: 1946
Super Bowls: 5
Owner: Jed York ($ 100 M)
Stadium Appraisal: N/A (Levi's Stadium data not yet available)
Total Debt Rank: 26th

Verdict: $ 1.224 B

9. Baltimore Ravens

Terrell Suggs
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9. Baltimore Ravens

Terrell Suggs
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Established: 1996
Super Bowls: 2
Owner: Steve Bisciotti ($ 1.5 B)
Stadium Appraisal: $ 171 M
Total Debt Rank: 10th

Verdict: $ 1.227 B

8. Chicago Bears

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8. Chicago Bears

Brandon Marshall
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Established: 1919
Super Bowls: 1
Owner: Virginia Halas McCaskey ($ 1.3 B)
Stadium Appraisal: $ 166 M
Total Debt Rank: 27th

Verdict: $ 1.252 B

7. Philadelphia Eagles

LeSean McCoy
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7. Philadelphia Eagles

LeSean McCoy
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Established: 1933
Super Bowls: 0
Owner: Jeffrey Lurie ($ 1.2 B)
Stadium Appraisal: $ 214 M
Total Debt Rank: 15th

Verdict: $ 1.314 B

6. New York Jets

Muhammad Wilkerson
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6. New York Jets

Muhammad Wilkerson
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Established: 1960
Super Bowls: 1
Owner: Woody Johnson ($ 3.5 B)
Stadium Appraisal: $ 233 M
Total Debt Rank: 1st

Verdict: $ 1.38 B

5. Houston Texans

Jadeveon Clowney
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5. Houston Texans

Jadeveon Clowney
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Established: 2002
Super Bowls: 0
Owner: Bob McNair -- majority ($ 2 B)
Stadium Appraisal: $ 253 M
Total Debt Rank: 19th

Verdict: $ 1.45 B

4. New York Giants

Victor Cruz
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4. New York Giants

Victor Cruz
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Established: 1925
Super Bowls: 4
Owner: John Mara ($ 500 M) & Steve Tisch ($ 1.2 B)
Stadium Appraisal: $ 281 M
Total Debt Rank: 2nd

Verdict: $ 1.55 B

3. Washington Redskins

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3. Washington Redskins

RG3
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Established: 1932
Super Bowls: 3
Owner: Daniel Snyder -- majority ($ 1 B)
Stadium Appraisal: $ 365 M
Total Debt Rank: 26th

Verdict: $ 1.7 B

2. New England Patriots

Tom Brady
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2. New England Patriots

Tom Brady
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Established: 1959
Super Bowls: 3
Owner: Robert Kraft ($ 3 B)
Stadium Appraisal: $ 391 M
Total Debt Rank: 17th

Verdict: $ 1.8 B

1. Dallas Cowboys

Tony Romo
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1. Dallas Cowboys

Tony Romo
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Established: 1960
Super Bowls: 5
Owner: Jerry Jones ($ 3.1 B)
Stadium Appraisal: $ 612 M
Total Debt Rank: 11th

Verdict: $ 2.3 B


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