Late this week it was revealed that a total of $8.78 billion in national revenue was split between the league’s 32 teams for the 2018 season. A record since the beginning of the last collective bargaining agreement in 2011.
This information comes courtesy from the league’s only publicly-held team, the Green Bay Packers. In the team’s fiscal revenue report, it states that the team got its 1/32 split of national revenue to the tune of $274.3 million. Not too shabby for league owners.
This trend of high revenue share has not been uncommon in recent years, as teams have received at least $163.3 million since the 2011 season. This check includes profits from lucrative contracts like TV/media deals. A contract which will surely be a topic in the NFL and player CBA discussion.
So like other teams, the Bucs theoretically speaking having their player roster payroll covered by this yearly NFL revenue check; meaning any other efforts by teams is pure gravy. Not a bad set-up for NFL owners at all. Further evidence that the league continues to become more and more profitable.
Will there be a plateau? Eventually. Until then, owners are laughing all the way to the bank.