The statistic ranks all franchises of the National Football League according to revenue in 2020. The Dallas Cowboys generated 800 million U.S. dollars in revenue in that year, the most of all NFL teams.
With 800 million U.S. dollars in revenue in 2020, the Dallas Cowboys are the highest-grossing franchise in the NFL. The Cowboys are the most valuable NFL franchise as well, as the franchise was valued at 6.5 billion U.S. dollars in 2020. The Dallas Cowboys not only have impressive financial figures, but the team is also quite successful on the field. The Cowboys have won five Super Bowls – 1971, 1977, 1992, 1993 and 1995 – and have several Pro Football Hall of Fame members, such as Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin.
The New England Patriots, led by the quarterback Tom Brady since 2000, is the second most profitable team in the NFL. About 478 million U.S. dollars in revenue were generated by the Pats in 2020, while its franchise value stood at five billion U.S. dollars. In total, the team has played in 11 Super Bowls, winning six of them – 2001, 2003, 2004, 2014, 2017, and 2019. The New York Giants, Houston Texans, and Washington Football Team complete the top-5 of most profitable teams in the NFL, as each team’s revenue stood at more than 490 million U.S. dollars that year.
Sponsorships, media, partnerships, ticket and concession sales are some of the most important revenue streams for the NFL. In 2020, the revenue of all 32 NFL teams added up to 12.2 billion U.S. dollars, a low figure comapred to recent years due to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. NFL regular season ticketing revenue made up about 1.25 percent of the league’s total revenue in 2020, while NFL league and team sponsorship generated 1.47 billion U.S. dollars that same year.
National Football League revenue by team in 2020
(in million U.S. dollars)
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Forbes. (August 5, 2021). National Football League revenue by team in 2020 (in million U.S. dollars) [Graph]. In Statista. Retrieved May 17, 2022, from https://www.statista.com/statistics/193553/revenue-of-national-football-league-teams-in-2010/
Forbes. "National Football League revenue by team in 2020 (in million U.S. dollars)." Chart. August 5, 2021. Statista. Accessed May 17, 2022. https://www.statista.com/statistics/193553/revenue-of-national-football-league-teams-in-2010/
Forbes. (2021). National Football League revenue by team in 2020 (in million U.S. dollars). Statista. Statista Inc.. Accessed: May 17, 2022. https://www.statista.com/statistics/193553/revenue-of-national-football-league-teams-in-2010/
Forbes. "National Football League Revenue by Team in 2020 (in Million U.S. Dollars)." Statista, Statista Inc., 5 Aug 2021, https://www.statista.com/statistics/193553/revenue-of-national-football-league-teams-in-2010/
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