Sportico ranks Cardinals No. 28 on list of most valuable NFL teams

Aug 7, 2022, 12:20 PM
(L-R) Owner Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys talks with owner Michael Bidwill of the Arizona Cardi...
(L-R) Owner Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys talks with owner Michael Bidwill of the Arizona Cardinals before the game at AT&T Stadium on January 02, 2022 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)
(Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Sportico released its 2022 NFL franchise valuations last week, and the average fair-market value rose 18% year-over-year to $4.14 billion.

Sixteen of 32 teams eclipsed $4 billion, and the Arizona Cardinals ranked No. 28 at $3.165 billion. That is an 18% increase from last year, although they were ranked No. 27 in 2021.

The Cardinals had a valuation of $2.69 billion in 2021 and $2.2 billion in 2020.

Arizona is valued ahead of the Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars, Detroit Lions and Cincinnati Bengals this year.

Sportico’s valuations were determined by interviews with 30 bankers, lawyers, team executives, owners and consultants, as well as public financial documents.

The Cardinals placed No. 30 in revenue last season at $472 million, ahead of the Bengals and the Lions. They earned $353 million in 2020.

The Dallas Cowboys had the highest valuation in North American sports at $7.64 billion.

The most recent team to be purchased was the Denver Broncos for $4.65 billion this offseason. That placed them No. 10 and blew away other NFL franchise sales. The most recent purchase before Denver was the Carolina Panthers in 2018 for $2.28 billion.

Charles Bidwill bought the then-Chicago Cardinals in 1932 for $500,000, and the franchise has stayed in the family since.

Life Changer Loans


Comment guidelines: No name-calling, personal attacks, profanity, or insults. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate comments by reporting abuse.
comments powered by Disqus

Arizona Cardinals

Follow @AZSports...
Haboob Blog

Sour Patch Kids gave J.J. Watt his own mix thanks to Hard Knocks scene

J.J. Watt is parlaying his football skills and wealth into lots of free candy. He even got a player exclusive mix of Sour Patch Kids.
11 hours ago
Zach Ertz #86 of the Arizona Cardinals looks on against the Seattle Seahawks during the third quart...
Character Counts

Zach Ertz is Cardinals’ Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year for 2022

The Walter Payton Man of the Year award is given to Zach Ertz for his community service and excellence on the field.
11 hours ago
Arizona Cardinals OL Kelvin Beachum gives back to Champion Schools: South Mountain on Monday, Dec. ...
Tyler Drake

Giving back more than just checking boxes for Cardinals’ Kelvin Beachum

Kelvin Beachum has made it his mission in giving back to the local communities around him in hopes of setting up the future for success.
1 day ago
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick reviews print outs of previous plays during the firs...
Arizona Sports

Behind Enemy Lines: ‘Too hard’ for Patriots to make big offensive changes

Entering a Week 14 tilt against the Arizona Cardinals, the New England Patriots offense led by Mac Jones is faced with question marks.
1 day ago
Lecitus Smith #54 of the Arizona Cardinals at SoFi Stadium on November 13, 2022 in Inglewood, Calif...
Tyler Drake

Cardinals’ Lecitus Smith: People mistake Kyler Murray’s passion for ball

Cardinals OL Lecitus Smith was the latest teammate to come to the defense of QB Kyler Murray following recent criticism from Patrick Peterson.
4 days ago
Arizona Cardinals OLB Myjai Sanders (Tyler Drake/Arizona Sports)...
Tyler Drake

How the Cardinals should attack the final 5 games

With little hope of turning the season around, it's time for the Arizona Cardinals to turn the page and look to the future.
1 day ago
Sportico ranks Cardinals No. 28 on list of most valuable NFL teams