Eagles Drop to 22nd on List of World's Most Valuable Sports Teams

The Eagles are worth more now than they were a year ago, but they still dropped on the list of the world's most valuable sports franchises. 

According to Forbes, the Eagles in 2017 are worth $2.5 billion, a four-percent increase from their $2.4 billion valuation in 2016. 

The Eagles' worth of $2.5 billion ranks Jeff Lurie's team as the 22nd most valuable sports franchise in the world. The Eagles were 17th on the list in 2016 after an increase of 37 percent from the previous year. 

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Lurie bought the Eagles for $185 million in 1994 and has helped increase the team's worth by $2.315 billion in 23 years (12 percent annual growth). Not a bad investment. 

While the Eagles are the 10th most valuable NFL team, they're on the bottom of the NFC East. The Cowboys, worth $4.2 billion, topped the entire list as the most valuable sports team in the world. The Giants (eighth) are worth $3.1 billion and the Redskins (11th) are worth $2.95 billion. 

The Patriots (sixth, $3.4 billion) and 49ers (ninth, $3 billion) were the other two NFL teams in the top 10. 

The biggest jump from any team on the list is owned by the Rams, who moved from St. Louis to Los Angeles. The Rams weren't even in the top 50 last year but this year are 12th, with a value of $2.9 billion, a 100-percent increase from a year ago. 

Of the 50 teams on the list, 29 of them are NFL franchises. The only three NFL teams to miss the list were the Bengals, Lions and Bills. 

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