So, here’s Forbes again with their list of most valuable NFL teams. The Green Bay Packers? They’re 12th in the NFL, with a value of $1.183 billion.
Unfortunately, you, I or any other stockholder will never see any of that money. Because we paid $275 for a wall decoration.
Not surprisingly, the Dallas Cowboys are at the top of this list, with a value of $2.3 billion.
Among NFC North foes, the Chicago Bears are the only team ahead of the Packers. The Bears come in eighth, with a value of $1.252 billion.
The Detroit Lions are 28th, with a value of $900 million and the Minnesota Vikings, surprisingly, don’t occupy their usual bottom-dweller spot. They’re 21st this year, with a value of $1.007 billion. That ranking is obviously buoyed by all the free money they’re getting from Minnesota taxpayers for the new Hormel Chili Dome.
Oh, and the Lions are the only NFL team to post an operating loss last season. It’s the fourth season in a row they did so, so good job there. Detroit = consistency.
Earlier this summer, Forbes ranked the Packers as the 18th most valuable sports franchise.