The Houston Texans are one of the NFL’s most valuable franchises

Data: Sportico;  Table: Axios visuals
Data: Sportico; Table: Axios visuals

Houston Texans have never won a Super Bowl, and they are one of four teams that have not made it. Despite this, the football team’s valuation continues to grow and is one of the most valuable franchises in the NFL.

Driving the news: The Texans are worth $4.6 billion — No. 11 in the NFL rankings.

  • Yes, but: The Dallas Cowboys take home the $7.6 billion pie.

The context: The Texans are the youngest team in the NFL. Robert McNair founded the team in 1999 after the Houston Oilers left for Tennessee and became the Titans.

  • When McNair died in 2018, the Texans were worth $2.8 billion, making the McNair family — already wealthy from the sale of Cogen Technologies for $1.5 billion — a multi-billion dollar empire.
  • Robert’s wife, Janice McNair, is the owner and his son, Cal McNair, is the CEO.

Rollback: The Texans were valued at $3.7 billion at the start of the 2021 season and $3.3 billion in 2020, according to Forbes.

Zoom out: The Texans have lost records over the past two years, but they’re still worth more than Houston’s other sports teams.

And after: Don’t expect too much this season – the team ranks dead last in Super Bowl odds, according to FanDuel Sportsbook rankings.

  • The Texans’ second preseason game is today against the Los Angeles Rams.


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