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10 Fun Financial Stats of the Atlanta Falcons & the New England Patriots

The Atlanta Falcons are worth an estimated $2.13 billion, according to a September 2016 Forbes estimate.

Quarterback Matt Ryan has spent his entire nine-year NFL career with the Falcons, and he’s being handsomely rewarded for it. He’s in the midst of a five-year $103.8 million contract that pays an average annual salary of $20.8 million, according to Spotrac. That makes him the highest-paid NFL player on his team.

Owner Arthur Blank paid $545 million for the team in 2002.

Arthur Blank’s net worth is $3.3 billion — much of which he earned from co-founding The Home Depot in 1978.

Next season, the Falcons are getting a brand new home — Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which has an estimated price tag of $1.5 billion.

 

The New England Patriots are worth an estimated $3.4 billion, according to a September 2016 Forbes estimate.

The second-most valuable team in the NFL, Robert Kraft bought the Patriots for $172 million in 1994. Kraft also owns the New England Revolution MLS team.

Owner Robert Kraft’s net worth is $5.2 billion. The self-made billionaire earned his fortune from The Kraft Group, a privately-owned company with interests in a variety of areas, including real estate development, paper manufacturing and sports management.

After 17 seasons with the New England Patriots, the name Tom Brady is synonymous with the team. Consequently, it should be no surprise the longtime quarterback earns the highest average annual salary on the team at $20.5 million per year, according to Spotrac. His two-year contract is worth a total of $41 million.

The average ticket price for a Patriots game is $130, according to Forbes.