Philadelphia Eagles worth? This question pops up every so often, so let’s talk numbers.
The Eagles are the ninth-most valuable NFL franchise, worth approximately $4.7 billion, according to calculations by Sportico. The Eagles’ value increased by 21 percent from last year, according to Sportico.
Having won the Super Bowl in 2017, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie is in good standing with the fan base. Eagles fans also should appreciate Lurie’s business acumen. Lurie bought the Eagles in 1994 for what appears to be a paltry $185 million.
The average NFL franchise is worth $4.14 billion, up 18 percent from last year, according to Sportico.
“There isn’t anybody that compares to the NFL in sports or entertainment,” George Pyne, founder of investment firm Bruin Capital, told Sportico. “They are in an orbit all by themselves.”
EAGLES 15TH OVERALL IN NORTH AMERICA
The No. 1 valued NFL franchise is, ahem, the Dallas Cowboys at $7.64 billion, a 10 percent increase from last year.
Dallas is the highest-valued North American sports franchise, followed by New York Yankees ($7.01 billion), New York Knicks ($6.12 billion), Golden State Warriors ($6.03 billion) and Los Angeles Rams ($5.91 billion). The Eagles ranked 15th overall. The Sixers were the only other Philadelphia franchise in the top 50, at 49th ($2.67 billion).