Jerry Jones ‘blown away’ by $4.5 billion Broncos price tag
The NFL has come a long way, as it is easily one of the most popular sports leagues in America. Rodger Goodell is trying to expand the brand to a global stage, playing games in other countries in Europe. However, the price of each franchise has increased significantly over the past few decades. Jones reacts to the outrageous price the Denver Broncos could be sold for soon.
According to Pro Football Talk, Jerry Jones is baffled by the development of the league and the price at which the Broncos could be sold. When Jones originally bought the Cowboys in 1989, the franchise sold for $150 million. Now the Broncos are valued at $4.5 billion. Jones is reacting to the league’s growth over the past few decades.
“Every day, every week, it never ceases to amaze me how the NFL continues to evolve and continues to grow and continues to dominate the [sports] countryside. Whenever I think I fully understand it, it always blows my mind,” – Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
The league has really come a long way. Even in the last four years alone. By comparison, the Broncos are “on the verge of being sold for about $4.5 billion, double the amount David Tepper paid for the Carolina Panthers in 2018.” by Pro Football Talk. What makes those numbers crazy is that neither Denver nor Carolina are considered big teams in the market. That means a franchise like the Cowboys is probably still worth over $4.5 billion.
With the league continuing to grow, there’s no telling what’s next. There are rumors of new franchises sprouting up in the future, but for now, that’s just speculation. With that in mind, we could see a $10 billion price tag for an NFL franchise in the near future. Maybe it will be when Jerry Jones finally sells the Cowboys?