Chicago Bears 8th-Most Valuable NFL Team in New Ranking

The Chicago Bears may be struggling on the field to open the season, but they certainly aren’t hurting financially, according to a new ranking of how valuable NFL teams are.

According to Forbes Magazine, the Bears are currently worth $2.7 billion, which ranks them eighth among the 32 NFL teams. Their revenue for the previous year checks in at $385 million, and the magazine cites a new naming rights deal for the entrances to Soldier Field as another potential revenue stream.

The 2016 ranking marks the third consecutive season that the Bears have finished in eighth place among NFL franchises. They were worth $2.45 billion a year ago, and in 2014 the magazine estimated their worth at $1.7 billion.

The Dallas Cowboys once again top the list, with Jerry Jones’ juggernaut currently worth $4.2 billion. That number makes the Cowboys the most valuable sports franchise in the world according to the magazine.

The New England Patriots, at $3.2 billion, are in second place, followed by the New York Giants ($3.1 billion), San Francisco 49’ers ($3 billion), and the Washington Redskins ($2.95 billion) rounding out the top five.

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