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September 14, 2016

Forbes ranks Eagles 10th most-valuable franchise in NFL

The Philadelphia Eagles are the 10th most valuable franchise in the National Football League, according to Forbes' annual rankings.

The list, which was released Wednesday, calculates the Eagles' value at $2.5 billion, up $100 million from last year's list.

Forbes breaks down the Birds' worth as follows: $1.493 billion attributed to the NFL's revenue sharing program, $435 million to the city's market size, $371 to Lincoln Financial Field and $201 million to the franchise's brand.

Jeffrey Lurie's franchise actually dropped one spot due to the Rams' relocation to Los Angeles from St. Louis. The value of the Rams doubled after the move to $2.9 million, which earned the franchise the No. 6 spot on this year's list.

Forbes -- like a majority of the national media's power rankings this week -- ranked the Eagles below the other NFC East teams.

The Dallas Cowboys, valued at $4.2 billion, topped the list for the 10th consecutive year. Jerry Jones' team was valued at $4 billion last year.

Up one spot from last year's list, the New York Giants are the third most valuable NFL team at $3.1 billion. According to last year's list, the Giants were worth $2.8 billion.

Washington's franchise value increased by four percent, but that was the smallest growth in the league. The team is still ranked No. 5 and valued at $2.85 billion, but dropped two spots from last year.

The Buffalo Bills, currently worth only $1.5 billion, remained the least valuable team in the NFL.

The average value of an NFL franchise is $2.34 billion, up 19 percent from last year.

To check out Forbes' complete list, click here.