Each season we get ranked lists of how much professional sports franchises are worth. Aside from being a shock to the system of the absurdity of it, it’s always interesting to watch the Jacksonville Jaguars value climb. Forbes recently listed their list of the World’s 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams 2017 and the Jaguars cracked the top 50, coming in at 42nd with an estimated value of $1.95 billion, an increase of 32 percent the year before.
Not only are the Jaguars worth nearly two billion, but they also are estimated to be more valuable than two premier soccer clubs in Arsenal and Chelsea, but of which are also just under the two billion range. The Jaguars are also worth more than four other NFL franchises, which are the New Orleans Saints, Cleveland Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and shockingly the Kansas City Chiefs.
While it’s no surprise the NFL values are continuously trending upward, seeing as they make an absurd profit, just remember that Jaguars owner Shad Khan purchased the Jaguars for just $760 million back in 2011. That means in just five years, even with the team being one of the worst in the NFL, he has seen the value of the team raise roughly 156.6 percent.