This Sunday is the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos taking on the Carolina Panthers in Santa Clara, California at 6:25 EST.
Over the years, football has become one of America’s favorite sport (not to be mistaken with America’s favorite pastime, baseball). As the popularity of the sport rises, so does the money.
Each team’s value is not the only high sum in the sport, though. According to Moneynation.com, the winners and losers of Sunday’s game get a bonus: $97,000 and $49,000 respectively.
In fact, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning saw a $12 million salary increase back in 2007 after winning the Super Bowl for the Indiana Colts. Talk about a nice raise.
Although both the Broncos and the Panthers will see a hefty sum of money after Sunday’s football game, neither is actually one of the top 10 most valuable National Football League teams (although the Broncos are number 11, at $1.94 billion). Surprisingly, many of the teams that did make the list haven’t seen a world championship in a while … or ever.
Take a look at the ranking of the teams that Forbes named in their annual “NFL Team Values” list along with each team’s latest Super Bowl win. Each value is based on the team’s equity plus net debt, while also reflecting pending moves into new stadiums. Read on to see if your beloved team made the list.
10. Green Bay Packers
Current value: $1.95 billion
Last Super Bowl win: 2010
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9. Philadelphia Eagles
Current value: $2.4 billion
Last Super Bowl win: Have never won a Super Bowl (last appearance: 2005)
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8. Chicago Bears
Current Value: $2.45 billion
Last Super Bowl win: 1985
7. Houston Texans
Current value: $2.5 billion
Last Super Bowl win: Have never won a Super Bowl, not even an appearance … ouch.
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6. New York Jets
Current value: $2.6 billion
Last Super Bowl win: 1968
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