Eagles ranked 7th most valuable NFL franchise

Chip Kelly
Chip Kelly won 10 games in his first season as an NFL coach.
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For the seventh straight year, the Philadelphia Eagles are the seventh most valuable franchise in the National Football League.

According to the annual Forbes report, the Eagles are worth $1.75 billion in 2014 after reportedly earning $330 million in 2013, the first year under new head coach Chip Kelly.

“The Eagles are financially one of the NFL’s strongest clubs with the seventh highest revenue in the sport,” according to the report, “but they are looking up at their NFC East brethren: Cowboys, Redskins and Giants, who all rank among the NFL’s top four revenue teams.”

The Dallas Cowboys came in at No. 1 on the 2014 ranking with $3.2 billion. It’s the team’s eighth straight year at the top spot.

Patriots ($2.6B), Redskins ($2.4B), Giants ($2.1B) and Texans ($1.5B) filled out the remainder of the top five.

“The Eagles just wrapped up a two-year $125 renovation of Lincoln Financial Field, which includes 1,600 additional seats, new video boards and upgraded suites, concessions and pro shops,” according to the report.

The Eagles value peaked in 2005, the year after the team reached the Super Bowl, in which it ranked No. 4 on the list with a value of $952 million.

It first reached the $1 billion mark in 2006, which earned it the team the fifth spot on the list.

The team has steadily increased in value since 2000, when it was ranked at No. 25 with a value of $329 million.

Previous rankings

According to Forbes:

2014: Rank, 7, Value: $1.75 billion

2013: Rank, 7, Value: $1.3 billion

2012: Rank, 7, Value: $1.26 billion

2011: Rank, 7, Value: $1.16 billion

2010: Rank, 7, Value: $1.11 billion

2009: Rank, 7, Value: $1.12 billion

2008: Rank, 7, Value: $1.11 billion

2007: Rank, 5, Value: $1 billion

2006: Rank, 5, Value: $1 billion

2005: Rank: 4, Value: $952 million

2004: Rank: 5, Value: $833 million

2003: Rank: 14, Value: $617 million

2002: Rank: 16, Value: $518 million

2001: Rank: 22, Value: $405 million

2000: Rank: 25, Value: $329 million

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