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Forbes Values Bears At $2.85 Billion

Forbes Values Bears At $2.85 Billion

When it comes to franchise value, the Detroit Lions rank below all but one organization in the NFL.

On average, an National Football League franchise is worth $2.52 billion, an increase of 8 percent since 2016.

The average franchise received an eight percent bump in value this year.

The Patriots come in second ($3.7 billion) with the Giants ($3.3 billion), Washington ($3.1 billion) and 49ers rounding out the top five.

Per Forbes' annual NFL valuation rankings, the Jaguars are the 25th-most valuable franchise in the league at $2.075 billion, up six percent from a year ago. Values increase with inflation, postseason revenue, rights fees and stadium renovations. Even as the Bears stumbled to a 3-13 mark in 2016, that's an increase of almost 6 percent year over year. The NFL's income of $3.2 billion is $500 million more than the combined earnings of teams in the NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball.

"America's Team" is the NFL's most valuable franchise for the 11th straight year, according to Forbes.

A article published by Forbes on Monday said that the value of the Jacksonville Jaguars has risen to $2.075 billion.

The Atlanta Falcons had the highest increase in value, up 16 per cent to more than US$2.47 billion The team just moved into a US$1.5 billion stadium. That's an increase of 37 percent from 2015 ($1.53 billion) and 12 percent over the 2016 value ($1.88 billion).

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