The staggering revenues of NFL football franchises

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The National Football League (NFL) is a professional football league in the United States. The league was founded in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association and played its inaugural season with eleven teams. Nowadays, the NFL comprises 32 teams spread out over two conferences, the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC), that each consist of four divisions.

The NFL as a whole has increased its revenue every year for almost 20 years now, from around six billion U.S. dollars in 2004 to more than 15 billion U.S. dollars in 2019. The league experienced a drop in revenue for the first time in 2020, no doubt due to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on professional sports leagues across the world. However, when comparing the NFL’s revenue to other big leagues in North America, football always comes out on top. The revenue of Major League Baseball (MLB) was at 3.66 billion U.S. dollars in 2020, while the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Hockey League (NHL) generated around 7.92 and 4.37 billion U.S. dollars in annual revenue respectively

League-wide, NFL franchises were worth around 3.05 billion U.S. dollars on average in 2020, demonstrating significant growth in overall team values since the turn of the century. Compared to the NBA, MLB, and the NHL, NFL franchises are generally estimated to be the most valuable.

Here we rank all franchises of the National Football League according to revenue in 2021.

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32. Detroit Lions

Revenue in 2021: $452 million

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31. Cincinnati Bengals

Revenue in 2021: $462 million

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30. Arizona Cardinals

Revenue in 2021: $467 million

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29. Buffalo Bills

Revenue in 2021: $470 million

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28. Jacksonville Jaguars

Revenue in 2021: $471 million

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27. Tennessee Titans

Revenue in 2021: $481 million

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26. Indianapolis Colts

Revenue in 2021: $484 million

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25. New Orleans Saints

Revenue in 2021: $490 million

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24. Los Angeles Chargers

Revenue in 2021: $491 million

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23. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Revenue in 2021: $492 million

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22. Pittsburgh Steelers

Revenue in 2021: $494 million

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21. Kansas City Chiefs

Revenue in 2021: $495 million

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20. Minnesota Vikings

Revenue in 2021: $500 million

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19. Carolina Panthers

Revenue in 2021: $501 million

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18. Atlanta Falcons

Revenue in 2021: $506 million

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17. Cleveland Browns

Revenue in 2021: $510 million

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16. Baltimore Ravens

Revenue in 2021: $512 million

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15. Seattle Seahawks

Revenue in 2021: $516 million

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14.New York Jets

Revenue in 2021: $519 million

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13. Chicago Bears

Revenue in 2021: $520 million

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12. Denver Broncos

Revenue in 2021: $526 million

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11. Miami Dolphins

Revenue in 2021: $533 million

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10.Green Bay Packers

Revenue in 2021: $543 million

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9. Washington Commanders

Revenue in 2021: $544 million

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8. Philadelphia Eagles

Revenue in 2021: $547 million

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7. Las Vegas Raiders

Revenue in 2021: $563 million

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6. Houston Texans

Revenue in 2021: $571 million

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5. San Francisco 49ers

Revenue in 2021: $575 million

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4. New York Giants

Revenue in 2021: $584 million

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3. Los Angeles Rams

Revenue in 2021: $628 million

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2. New England Patriots

Revenue in 2021: $651 million

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1. Dallas Cowboys

Revenue in 2021: $1 billion

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