The NFL made a total of around $11 Billion Dollars in revenue in the 2021 season according to sportico.com, which is an increase from the previous season by around $1.2 billion.
The Total National Revenue the NFL Generated In 2021
In 2021, the NFL made a total of $11 billion dollars in revenue. This is up from the $9.8 billion they made in 2020 and less than the $16 billion they made in 2019. The majority of this revenue comes from television contracts, which are estimated to be worth around $8 billion dollars. The rest of the revenue comes from things like ticket sales, sponsorships, and merchandise sales.
Where Does the Money the NFL Makes Go?
Where does all that money go? The answer may surprise you. Players only get a small portion of the pie. In fact, they only make up about 47% of the total revenue. The rest goes to the owners, coaches, front office staff, and other expenses.
So, while the players are certainly paid well, they're not getting the bulk of the money that the NFL is bringing in.
With this much money, the NFL is able to continue to grow and provide its fans with an enjoyable experience. We can only imagine how much money the NFL will make in the future as it continues to gain popularity.