All you have to do is look at how much money the richest team owners have to understand just how lucrative the NFL is. The sport is swimming in cash, and the teams are as valuable as ever. Most professional football teams are worth billions of dollars, but these are the most valuable NFL teams in 2018.
The No. 1 team on our countdown is decidedly the most valuable team in the NFL and the world, according to Forbes. Meanwhile, the team at No. 9 barely makes the top 10 even though it plays in one of America’s biggest cities.
20. Indianapolis Colts
Value: $2.37 billion
The Colts haven’t been quite the same since record-breaking quarterback Peyton Manning left town, but the team’s value isn’t suffering. The devoted fan base, newer state-of-the-art stadium, and its share of the NFL’s huge TV contracts put Indianapolis on the list.
Next: This team’s value could be even higher in the future.