Earlier today, Forbes released their list on the most valuable teams in the NFL. And while the Dallas Cowboys came in the top spot with a staggering value of $3.2 billion—the most of any U.S. sports team—you’re here on The Pewter Plank to find out one thing: where did the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rank? With the average team in the league worth $1.43 billion, the Bucs were just below that mark, coming in at #18 with a value of $1.225 billion. The publication broke down their findings further, revealing that the Buccaneers had a 2013 revenue of $275 million with a $46 million operating income in the same year.
With the Bucs gearing up for a 2014 campaign with a new head coach in Lovie Smith and some young, exciting talent in guys like wide receiver Mike Evans, the franchise should see a sizable increase in their team value when Forbes releases their list next year. Especially when you factor in the Bucs’ eight-game losing streak to start the season and their 4-12 overall record.