(CBS) Forbes estimated the Chicago Bears’ worth at $2.7 billion, the eighth-highest in the NFL, in its annual valuation that was released Wednesday.
A year ago this month, Forbes valued the Bears at $2.45 billion — also eighth-highest then — so their worth has increased by about $250 million since then.
The Cowboys were the highest-valued team at $4.2 billion, followed by the Patriots ($3.4 billion) and the Giants ($3.1 billion), 49ers ($3 billion) and the Redskins ($2.95 billion). The Packers are valued at $2.35 billion, 13th-most in the league.
The average NFL team is worth $2.34 billion, up 19 percent last year, according to Forbes.
The Bears are owned by the McCaskey family.