New list says the Detroit Lions are one of the NFL's most worthless teams


The Detroit Lions finished last season with a 7-9 record and missed the playoffs yet again despite a promising start to the year. So, that makes them a pretty average team in the grand scheme of things. But what if we determined how good a team is by something other than wins and losses? For example, what if we made it about how much a team’s real dollar value is?

Bad news. If we go based on the money then the Lions are actually much, much worse.

According to an article by Mike Ozanian in Forbes magazine, the team is worth a total of $960 million. That is a whole lot of money for us mere mortals, but it only makes the Lions the 30th most valuable team in the NFL. The good news is they made over $250 million in revenue last year, so there’s no excuse not to give guys like Ndamukong Suh the money they deserve.

Coming in at the top of the list were the Dallas Cowboys ($3.2 billion), the New England Patriots ($2.6 billion), and the Washington Redskins ($2.4 billion.)

  • citizen x

    This is a nonsense list based on local property values…Michigan has one of the lowest costs of living in the country because of a lack of development in Michigan… Of course that translates to the value of the Detroit Lions which will soar when Michigan does…

  • citizen x

    No team deserves a high payroll and lots of losses….

  • Tom

    The Clippers were not worth one billion until it sold for two billion.