$4.65 billion for Broncos is just a sign of things to come

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The value of NFL teams is on the rise. It will continue to rise. and above. and above.

As shown in game makers (which is still available for much less than an NFL franchise), some believe the average random team will eventually be $8 billion to $10 billion.

It is an important point that players should remember when negotiating with the league. Although the money received through the cash register is roughly divided on a 50-50 basis between management and employment, the players have no equity. The owners of it all.

Broncos Kicker Brandon McManus, a member of the NFL Players Association’s executive committee, spoke about the dynamic of rising franchise values ​​Thursday.

“That’s the nature of this business,” McManus told reporters, via quotes distributed by the team. “in [2018] The [Carolina] The leopards were sold, and that’s more than doubled. Baseball used to be America’s game, but I don’t think it’s anywhere close now. Football prints money, and it will continue. Hmm the salary cap still goes [up]TV rights continue [up]. Gambling has just begun. The values ​​of these teams will continue to rise, I think.”

thought right. Before long, $4.65 billion will seem like a bargain. The next team to be sold would likely hit $5 billion, especially since Josh Harris (as we mentioned) would have paid $5 billion for the Broncos if he knew the bid was going to secure the team.

As we also reported, that won’t happen. The Walton-Benner Group would have raised more than $5 billion. And they would have gone on, maybe over $5.5 billion.

Regardless of the final price, McManus understands the benefit of having a real owner again.

“Any business structure is great when you have someone in place to lead and follow through, and someone that CEOs rely on,” McManus said. “with rob [Walton] And the Walton-Penner group coming here, I’m excited to get some direction. I know from their business standards the accountability that they will take it to the top, and they will hold everyone to it to get us back on the profitable paths I hoped to reach.”

Sims and I broached the subject on Thursday PFT Live. The quality of the team owner, the willingness of ownership and the ability to finance the football operation are critical to the success of the team. or lack thereof.

For the Broncos, it would be nice if they were bought by one of the richest men in the world. By man Rob Walton would become the richest owner in the NFL, by far. Presumably, it will give the front office the resources it needs to put a great team on the field. This will make the Broncos the real contenders once again, ending the drought that began after Peyton Manning’s retirement.

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