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  • Writer's pictureBrett Favre


NFL handed out about $440 million to each of its 32 franchises for the 2023 season said at least four sources privy to the league’s financial details but cannot be named. The total increased by 6% to 8% from the 2022 season depending on the team’s accounting method.

It comprises of the National media rights, league sponsorships and the share of revenue and royalties from all affiliates and subsidiaries of the league including NFL Properties, NFL International, NFL enterprises and totals approximately $ 13 billion.

Told to seek permission from the chiefs, representatives from the NFL did not want to speak.

It is worth noting that NFL’s source of its money is the most enviable among every one of the significant sports leagues orchestrated around the globe hinged on the following two principles. The system enjoys a relatively more concrete salary cap which limits the owners from spending like the NBA which results to luxury tax. It also noted the NFL salary cap per team was $ 224 in the year 2023. eight million; each club also has responsibility for nine figures in pennant player benefits, stadium expenses, and team cost.

The other huge plus is the check that a team is going to get from the league each year more than the cap before the first ticket, beer sponsorship or parking space is sold. The outcome of this process is that every NFL team generates huge profits and each team is valued at least at $4 billion though the average value is $5. 14 billion last year.

The $2. 7 billion media rights contracts shared equally between the league and the clubs are divided as follows: ESPN, FOX, CBS, NBC, Amazon and Youtube. Last season initiated the newest set of deals that are already worth more than $125 billion for eleven years.

The NFL also had over thirty-six league sponsors in 2023. Among them, Gatorade, Visa, Campbell Soup, and FedEx have been Nike’s partners for over one and a half decades; Oakley extended its partnership in the year 2018 while Lowe’s also recently signed an extension to the agreement it has been having with Nike.

The national payout has increased by 115 percent in the last decade and should increase another hundred-plus percent within the next decade to upward of $800 million per team with the media deals attained.

Another inducement accorded teams is that of extra monies earned from the league’s split gate receipts where 34% of each team’s gate receipts is channeled to a common pool that is to be distributed equally. It is of similar value in terms of amount, which is $20 million plus for each team. Thus, the equally shared revenue that was $13,391,364,827 will become 68% of $20 billion, which the 32 teams will earn in 2023 by adding the gate receipts.

The Green Bay Packers issue their report every year, and it provides a glimpse of NFL finances every year; the national revenue figure. However, teams record national revenue for the different amounts in the income statement. Sportico spoke to four teams regarding their 2023 national revenue, and they had four different figures: of $ 402 million, $ 404 million, $ 418 million and $ 425 million.

This implies that frequency of making payment and or deductions for expenses affects the posted figure per each of these teams. The other minor variation is for the teams that feature in preseason games aired on national Television or radio. Those clubs get a small boost as a sort of compensation for lost local media ad sales. Teams own those media rights and can make adoptions from them but some of the fan may switch on the national feed hence reducing on the value of the game.

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