Cards Rank 30th on Forbes “50 Most Valuable Sports Teams”

Forbes has released their “50 Most Valuable Sports Teams” list, and all 32 teams in the National Football League have made the list. In fact, the NFL team with the lowest value, the Raiders, ranked 43rd on a list that includes soccer and Formula 1 teams.

Of the 22 sports teams valued at over $1 billion, 16 are in the National Football League, with the Dallas Cowboys ($1.81 billion) ranking second behind Manchester United ($1.86 billion), who are owned by the Glazer family, who also own the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who ranked 18th with a value of $1.03 billion.

It’s no surprise that Major League Baseball’s New York Yankees also cracked the Top 3, or that the next most valuable baseball team is the Boston Red Sox. What is surprising is that 23 NFL teams, including the Arizona Cardinals, have a higher franchise value than the Red Sox.

Here’s a list of where NFL teams rank on the list:

#2 – Dallas Cowboys ($1.81 billion)
#4 – Washington Redskins ($1.55 billion)
#6 – New England Patriots ($1.37 billion)
#8 – New York Giants ($1.18 billion)
#9 – Houston Texans ($1.17 billion)
#10 – New York Jets ($1.14 billion)
#11 – Philadelphia Eagles ($1.12 billion)
#12 – Baltimore Ravens ($1.07 billion)
#14 – Chicago Bears ($1.07 billion)
#15 – Denver Broncos ($1.05 billion)
#16 – Indianapolis Colts ($1.04 billion)
#17 – Carolina Panthers ($1.04 billion)
#18 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers ($1.03 billion)
#20 – Green Bay Packers ($1.02 billion)
#21 – Cleveland Browns ($1.02 billion)
#22 – Miami Dolphins ($1.02 billion)
#23 – Pittsburgh Steelers ($996 million)
#24 – Tennessee Titans ($994 million)
#25 – Seattle Seahawks ($989 million)
#27 – Kansas City Chiefs ($965 million)
#28 – New Orleans Saints ($955 million)
#29 – San Francisco 49ers ($925 million)
#30 – Arizona Cardinals ($919 million)
#32 – San Diego Chargers ($907 million)
#33 – Cincinnati Bengals ($905 million)
#35 – Atlanta Falcons ($831 million)
#36 – Detroit Lions ($817 million)
#39 – Buffalo Bills ($799 million)
#40 – St. Louis Rams ($779 million)
#41 – Minnesota Vikings ($774 million)
#43 – Oakland Raiders ($758 million)


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