Only one NFL team must disclose financial information, because only one NFL team is owned by the public. The Packers are that team, and they released their latest annual report on Monday.
Via Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness Journal, the team reported $226.4 million in so-called “national” revenues, which means that the NFL distributed that much to each team.
Which means that more than $7.2 billion was distributed by the league office via TV deals and other shared revenue streams.
The Packers also reported record revenues of $375.7 million, with local revenues of $149.3 million.
The ever-increasing numbers mean that teams keep getting more and more valuable. And that continues to be one of the great disparities between owners and players. Yes, both sides are sharing the money that’s being made. But only one side has equity — and that equity keeps getting more and more valuable.