Forbes ranks the Tennessee Titans 19th among the NFL’s 32 teams in franchise value.
According to the magazine, the franchise is worth $1.16 billion, slightly ahead of No. 20 Minnesota ($1.15 billion), a little bit behind No. 18 Tampa Bay ($1.225 billion) and well below the average of $1.43 billion.
Forbes lists the Titans’ 2013 revenue as $278 million and its operating income last year at $36 million.
Seven franchises – San Diego, Cincinnati, Oakland, Jacksonville, Detroit, Buffalo and St. Louis – came in at less than $1 billion. The Dallas Cowboys topped the list at $3.2 billion, more than double that of the Titans.
According to the article:
There is a widening wealth gap in the NFL due to the piles of cash big market teams generate from modern stadiums and the premium a buyer would be willing to pay for entry into the most elite U.S. sports league in a big city. The value of the New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bears, and San Francisco 49ers each rose by at least 30% during the past year.
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