NFL revenues reached $14 Billion dollars in 2016. The number isn’t 100% official yet, but it’s based off on calculations from the league per Daniel Kaplan of the Sports Business Journal. The number is based on salary cap, media deals, and new Revenue from stadiums opening. That is an increase of one billion dollars from the years past.

“It continues unabated,” Marc Ganis, a sports consultant close to the NFL told SBJ. “When you get above a certain number, it is really hard to move the needle on revenue growth.”

Another big jump in 2017

The new TV deals played a huge part in the money they raked in last year.

The Thursday night TV deal was signed by CBS and NBC. This deal alone brought in $450 million per year. They will see another big jump in revenue next year also with the opening of the new stadiums in LA and Las Vegas.

Other than the new stadiums opening soon Minnesota played their first year in the new stadium. At U.S. Bank Stadium the NFL saw massive sponsorship deals signed for the name of the stadium and a big increase in ticket sales. Rodger has stated that his main goal is to get it up to $25 billion by 2027.

Revenue splits for each team

To put this in perspective the $14 billion is split up 33 ways including the league office. I'm not a math guy, but that means each team will take home $424 million dollars each for last season.

This is the main source of money that all the teams use to run the business each year. This year's cap hit is $167 million dollars. That means that team has $257 million to run their business.

That will cover all the salaries for every employee on the team and since nobody really owns the stadiums besides some cost for rent and maybe utility costs.

Now this money after all the costs still doesn't factor in all the money they make the day of the games. The concession money, the costs for parking, and I'm guessing apparel sales to all made during game day. Even with the lower ratings this year the NFL front office is still laughing all the way to the bank.

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