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.
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) August 20, 2014
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.)