The NFL is an incredibly profitable business. Every NFL franchise is worth at least $3.5 billion, according to Forbes.
The Arizona Cardinals are worth more than that but are near the bottom of the NFL in total value, according to Forbes’ latest rankings. They come in 29th, valued at $3.8 billion.
The three teams below them in value are the Buffalo Bills at $3.7 billion, the Detroit Lions at $3.6 million and the Cincinnati Bengals at $3.5 billion.
The Cardinals’ value increased by 16% over the last year. They have operating costs of $83 million per year.
The league’s No. 1 team in value is the Dallas Cowboys (as they have been for years), worth a whopping $9 billion.
The Cardinals and the three teams behind them are the only franchises that have not yet reached the $4 billion mark in value.