Each year Forbes ranks the value of NFL franchises, and this season the Eagles are holding on to the 10th spot on the list.
Jeffrey Lurie’s team is worth $3.05 billion, up 11% from 2018, with a listed operating income of $150 million. Along with the various charts and graphs used in the story, here’s the blurb written about the Birds:
In May, Lincoln Financial Group and the Eagles agreed to extend their stadium naming rights deal through the 2032 NFL season. The 14-year renewal will cost the financial services firm an average of about $12 million annually for a total $167 million. The original 20-year deal was set to expire at the end of 2022. Lincoln Financial paid $140 million for the original 20-year naming rights deal. Lincoln will have a bigger presence with more signage prominently featured under the new pact. The agreement extends one of the longest naming rights relationships in the NFL.
Lurie bought the Eagles in 1994 for $185 million. The Birds now have $482 million in revenue with $204 million in player expenses. Gate receipts are valued at $78 million.
The entire top ten looks like this:
- Cowboys: $5.5 billion
- Patriots: $4.1 billion
- Giants: $3.9 billion
- Rams: $3.8 billion
- 49ers: $3.5 billion
- Bears: $3.45 billion
- Redskins: $3.4 billion
- Jets: $3.2 billion
- Texans: $3.1 billion
- Eagles: $3.05 billion
Way down at #32 is the Buffalo Bills, worth $1.9 billion.