The Houston Texans have jumped 35% in value according to Forbes.com and they rank as the 14th most valuable sports franchise in the world. In Forbes 50 most valuable sports teams the Texans are one of 27 NFL Franchises on the list including the Dallas Cowboys popping in at No. 1, becoming the first non-soccer team to top Forbes list.
The Texans are valued by the magazine at $2.5 billion. That is more than triple the $600 million that owner Bob McNair put up to get the team in 2002. The Texans are tied at that 14th spot with the Los Angeles Dodgers who also are valued at $2.5 billion.
The value is also a 35% increase for McNair over the teams value in 2015 according to Forbes.
The Houston Rockets are the other Houston team to make the list, coming in at 47th worth $1.5 billion. That is a 20% increase from a year ago for the franchise.
The Cowboys are valued at a whopping $4 billion, a 25% increase from their value just a year ago.
Of the 27 NFL teams on the list, Houston is ranked as the 7th most valuable behind the Cowboys (1), Patriots (6), Redskins (8), Giants (9), 49ers (10), and Jets (13).
The average franchise value in the list is $2.2 billion. That is up almost $.5 billion from last year’s $1.75 billion average worth. Along with all the football teams on the list, eight European soccer teams, seven MLB, and eight NBA teams make the list.