The big bucks just keep on flowing in the NFL.
Revenues for sponsorship rights increased by 12 percent year-on-year during the 2021-22 season.
Meanwhile, total team local revenue through gate receipts and other events surpassed $7 billion.
The league is also getting $1 billion per year from Amazon for media rights.
Television deals are set to increase once the current agreements expire, leading to an explosion in player salaries.
In effect, the net worth of NFL teams is also on the rise.
However, that increase does not necessarily translate to on-field success.
most valuable NFL franchises per Forbes:
1. $6.5B – Cowboys
2. $5.0B – Patriots
3. $4.85B – Giants
4. $4.8B – Rams
5. $4.65B – Broncos*
Super Bowls won the last 25 years:
6 – Patriots
3 – Broncos
2 – Giants
2 – Rams
0 – Cowboys
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) June 8, 2022
NBC Sports’ Warren Sharp shared the five most valuable NFL franchises and the Dallas Cowboys top the list at $6.5 billion.
The New England Patriots are at second with $5 billion while the New York Giants are third with $4.85 billion.
Rounding up the list are the Los Angeles Rams ($4.8 billion), and the Denver Broncos, which were recently sold to the Walton-Penner family for $4.65 billion.
But when it comes to winning Super Bowls, the Cowboys have nothing over the last 25 years.
In contrast, the Patriots won six during the Tom Brady era, and the Broncos had three, the last one coming in Super Bowl 50.
The Giants and the Rams have two Super Bowls apiece over that period.
One of the Rams’ championships came during the 1999 season when they were still in St. Louis.
Money Or Football Success?
The Cowboys made last season’s playoffs, only to lose to the San Francisco 49ers at home.
Their last playoff win came in 2018 and their last trip to the NFC Championship Game was in 1995 when they also won their last Super Bowl.
The team is raking in money for being possibly the most famous NFL franchise globally.
However, football success has evaded them, thanks partly to the league’s hard cap.
If it was the NBA, the Cowboys could absorb the hefty luxury tax to sign top players.
Instead, they haven’t been successful with a level playing field.