The NFL, despite being mostly viewed and respected in the United States, is undoubtedly a global giant in the sporting world in terms of revenue generated and popular events – like the Super Bowl which is watched by an average of 100 million viewers per year.
It is not only the sport as a whole that is hugely successful, but some of the organizations and their teams are some of the most valuable and most successful businesses on the planet, with massive market values and players that cost in the tens of millions of dollars.
But in terms of what makes a team climb the ladder of success is a verity of different factors like sponsorship deals, winning percentages, titles, and much more. So, with all of this considered, let’s take a look at the top 3 most valuable NFL organizations of all time.
3. New England Patriots
So, when discussing success it is apt that the first thing we mention for the New England Patriots is the fact that they have a total of 6 Super Bowl wins. They’re not the only team to record 6 or more wins. But what distinguishes the New England Patriots in terms of success, and what makes them more valuable than other winning teams?
Well, firstly their success on the field has been spread out across many different decades, meaning that they’ve had a long time to build a massive fanbase that is not only from the region but from around the world. This is translated in the fact that they are one of the most viewed teams every single season. It also helps that Tom Brady, perhaps the most famous and successful NFL player is a legend at the organization.
2. San Francisco 49ers
So, the 49ers only have 5 Super Bowl wins, but they still rank above the New England Patriots, for maybe one reason – the fact that Bill Walsh pioneered what is today known as the West Coast Offensive tactic which is widely recognized as the building block of any modern-day successful NFL tactical team.
The sheer contributions that the 49ers have made to the sport in terms of on-field play and tactics means that they simply cannot be overlooked when discussing the most successful and respected teams in the sport. They’re also based in one of the most expensive cities in America, which massively contributed to their overall market value.
1. Dallas Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys, despite their struggles in recent years, are the cornerstone of American Football and are the organization that every single football fan and player used to look up to in the past. When it comes to NFL odds, you’ll find that this team is almost always in favor.
Their recent failures don’t overshadow their 5 Super Bowl wins, and a history of long-term success in the top-flight division. They are known as America’s team, and that alone should provide an indication of their value to the sport.