Got it? What was your guess?
First off, by their mere inclusion in the NFL, the Texans were already in good stead:
No sports league is as profitable as the NFL where the average team earned an operating profit (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) of $91 million and no one banked less than $26 million. The boffo profits helped 29 NFL teams rank among the 50 most valuable franchises (only the Bengals, Lions and Bills missed the cut).
Overall, amongst all franchises spanning the globe, the Texans came in at No. 20, with an estimated value of $2.4 BILLION, a 4% increase over what they were worth this time last year.
Not a bad investment on Bob McNair’s part, I’d say.