Carolina Panthers’ value climbs — but still lags most in NFL

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The value of the Carolina Panthers increased by 6% to $2.6 billion over the past year, according to Forbes magazine’s latest annual NFL franchise rankings.

The financial magazine released its team valuations as the 2020 season kicked off this weekend. For the 14th year in a row, the Dallas Cowboys topped the franchise value list, worth an estimated $5.7 billion.

Following the Cowboys in the top five are the New England Patriots ($4.4 billion), New York Giants ($4.3 billion), Los Angeles Rams ($4 billion) and San Francisco 49ers ($3.8 billion).

Overall, NFL teams are worth an average of $3.05 billion, or 7% more than a year ago. Carolina ranked 22nd among the 32 franchises.

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