According to Forbes, the Eagles are currently worth $2.5 billion. That’s only a 4% increase from last year. In 2016, the Eagles’ value had increased by 37% from $1.75 billion to $2.4 billion.
Still, the Eagles haven’t been a bad investment for Jeffrey Lurie by any means. The team’s owner originally purchased the franchise in 1994 for the mere cost of $185 million.
The Eagles’ current value of $2.5 billion makes them the 22nd most valuable sports franchise in the world. That’s a five spot decrease from last year’s ranking of 17. Philadelphia also dropped from being the ninth most valuable NFL team to the 10th.
1 - Dallas Cowboys - 1st overall, $4.2 billion, 5% increase
2 - New England Patriots - 6th overall, $3.4 billion, 6% increase
3 - New York Giants - 8th overall, $3.1 million, 11% increase
4 - San Francisco 49ers - 9th overall, $3.0 billion, 11% increase
5 - Washington Redskins - 11th overall, $2.95 billion, 4% increase
6 - Los Angeles Rams - 12th overall, $2.9 billion, 100% increase
7 - New York Jets - 13th overall, $2.75 billion, 6% increase
8 - Chicago Bears - 16th overall, $2.7 billion, 10% increase
9 - Houston Texans - 20th overall, $2.6 billion, 4% increase
10 - Philadelphia Eagles - 22nd overall, $2.5 billion, 4% increase
Note that almost half of the top 20 most valuable teams are from the NFL.
Also note that if you’re looking to buy a team, the Eagles are the most affordable out of all the NFC East options!