A Timeline of Dan Snyder’s Tumultuous Washington Commanders Tenure (2023)


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Owning one of the N.F.L.’s storied franchises was Dan Snyder’s dream. But his 24 years atop the team were marked by defiance, public battles and scandal.

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A Timeline of Dan Snyder’s Tumultuous Washington Commanders Tenure (1)

By Kris Rhim and Ken Belson

When Daniel Snyder, at 34, became the youngest person to buy an N.F.L. franchise in 1999, he ushered in a wave of optimism and promise for the Washington franchise, a bedrock of the league.

Coming off a 6-10 season, the team still raked in revenue from an ardent fan base that flocked in droves to the suburban Maryland stadium named for its late owner, Jack Kent Cooke. The franchise’s biggest worry back then was how to finance parking that would accommodate them all, a concern that didn’t seem to trouble Snyder, a lifelong fan who called buying the team “the most wonderful thing that’s ever happened to me.”

“In my dreams," Snyder said after the sale was confirmed, “we’d win the Super Bowl next year.”

By the time he agreed in principle to sell the Washington Commanders for a record $6 billion on Thursday, Snyder was ravaged by scandals which drew N.F.L. investigations and legal inquiry. The formerly brash, big-spending owner had been pressured into changing the team’s name and logo, buying out his partners and, eventually, to awaken from a dream which had turned into a nightmare for many.

Despite Snyder’s dream, the team never won the Super Bowl in his tenure, or even made it as far as a conference championship game.

Here are some key moments from Daniel Snyder’s tenure as owner of the N.F.L.’s Washington Commanders.

JUNE 2000

Snyder spends big on splashy free agents.

Stirring the fan base early, Snyder added future two future Hall of Famers, defensive end Bruce Smith and cornerback Deion Sanders, who signed a seven-year deal worth up to $56 million, as well as quarterback Jeff George. The moves backfired: Snyder fired Coach Norv Turner after Week 14, Washington missed the playoffs, and Sanders retired.


July 2000

Washington becomes the first team to charge for training camp.

In a move that has since become the norm around the N.F.L., the team became the first to charge admission for training camp practices. Snyder said that the $10 a person charge would help improve access to players.

Jan. 7, 2006

A playoff drought begins.

Washington won, 17-10, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2005 N.F.C. Wild Card game, the franchise’s last playoff victory.



Washington sues fans for $3.6 million.

In the midst of the Great Recession the team sued 125 fans for trying to back out of contracts to purchase season tickets. The team won judgments of $2 million against the fans, including many who defaulted on the contracts because of financial losses during the economic downturn.


Fans are barred from bringing signs and banners to games.

After starting the season 2-4, the team stripped head coach Jim Zorn of the responsibility to call plays, handing it to an assistant coach lured out of retirement in Week 5. The team banned spectators from bringing any signs or banners into FedEx Field, citing security and comfort, after an increase in the number of signs critical of Snyder and Vinny Cerrato, a front office executive. Washington lifted the ban a month later.



Snyder sues Washington City Paper for defamation.

Snyder sued The Washington City Paper for $1 million alleging that the 2010 article, “The Cranky Redskins Fan’s Guide to Dan Snyder,” defamed him and included an antisemitic depiction of him. In an interview with The New York Times Magazine, Snyder said that he never read the article, which charted various public missteps, “because he heard all of the details.”

After seven months, Snyder dropped the lawsuit.

July 2011

Unable to sell tickets, the team removes 10,000 seats from the stadium.

The team reduced the capacity of FedEx Field from 91,704, then the second-largest capacity in the N.F.L., to around 82,000 after failing to find takers for many 400-level seats.


May 2012

Team gets salary cap penalty

An independent arbitrator upheld the N.F.L.’s decision to fine Washington and the Dallas Cowboys for overspending on player contracts during the league’s uncapped 2010 season. Washington was penalized $18 million a year for two years, and Dallas paid $5 million a year for two years.

Snyder joined Jerry Jones in fighting the penalties, one of many times the owners of two of the most valuable franchises bonded on a host of league issues including labor and television rights negotiations. Cornerstones of a bloc of hard line owners, the friends even filmed a Papa John’s commercial together in 2010. Jones would remain Snyder’s staunchest ally as scandals enveloped the Washington franchise.

MAY 2013

Facing protests over the team’s name, Snyder says it will “never” change.

For almost 90 years, Washington’s pro football team was known as the Redskins, a word that is considered a slur against Native Americans. Facing protests over the name and mascot, and a federal lawsuit over the trademark, Snyder told USA Today that he would never change the name. “It’s that simple. Never — you can use caps,” he said.


MAY 2018

Cheerleaders accuse the team of sexual harassment.

In 2018, five former cheerleaders told The New York Times that they were sexually harassed and intimidated by the team and sponsors during a trip to Costa Rica for a swimsuit calendar photo shoot. The cheerleaders described being “pimped out” to the team’s male sponsors who were invited to photo shoots where the cheerleaders were made to pose for photos while scantily dressed or, in some cases, naked.

After an internal investigation that lasted four months, Washington announced changes to the cheerleading team, including “more conservative outfits,” the inclusion of male cheerleaders, and a ban on suite holders at the team’s photo shoots. In 2021, the cheerleading program was scrapped in favor a coed dance team.

July 13, 2020

Pressure from corporate sponsors leads Washington to retire its contentious nickname.

Days after the team’s biggest corporate sponsor, FedEx, asked the team to reconsider its name and mascot, Washington announced in a statement that it would drop the name and logo and rebrand. The franchise would be identified as the Washington Football Team until a replacement was decided upon.

The move came weeks after other team sponsors, including Nike and Pepsi, received letters from investors who called on the companies to cut their ties with the team. On July 2, FedEx, which pays about $8 million a year to have its name on the team’s stadium in Landover, Md., told the team in a letter that if the team did not change its nickname it would ask that “FedEx” be taken off the stadium at the end of the season.

Nike had stopped selling the team’s gear, and Walmart, Target and Amazon — some of the country’s largest retailers — had said they would stop selling Washington’s merchandise on their websites.

JULY 16, 2020

Female employees detail sexual harassment and verbal abuse.

In July 2020, The Washington Post published an investigation into the mistreatment of the team’s female employees, citing 15 former front office workers.

Snyder fired several top executives who were named in the harassment accusations and hired a Washington-based law firm, Wilkinson Stekloff, to look into the allegations. Larry Michael, a play-by-play broadcaster and senior vice president with the team, retired after several women accused him of making derogatory comments to female employees.

The N.F.L. took over the investigation, which “concluded that for many years the workplace environment at the Washington Football Team, both generally and particularly for women, was highly unprofessional.” In July 2021 the team was penalized $10 million and Snyder agreed to step away from the day-to-day operations of the team, handing the reins to his wife, Tanya.



More employees come forward on sexual misconduct in the workplace.

In August the Washington Post published a report detailing claims from 25 women who said that they experienced sexual harassment while working for the team dating back to 2008, including an allegation that a male staff member recorded lewd videos at cheerleader calendar photo shoots specifically for Snyder. The staff member and Snyder denied the claims.

October 2021

Jon Gruden’s emails to the team president go public.

The New York Times and Wall Street Journal published emails sent between 2011 and 2018 in which Jon Gruden, the former Buccaneers coach turned TV analyst, wrote racist and misogynist comments to Bruce Allen, then the president of the Washington team.

The emails were discovered during a review of workplace misconduct at the Washington Football Team. As the women who brought forward sexual harassment claims against the team lobbied for the N.F.L.’s investigation to be made public, members of Congress sought to review related documents.


FedEx stands collapse on Eagles fans.

Several Philadelphia Eagles fans fell from their seats when a railing near a player tunnel collapsed, nearly landing on Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts after a game in 2022. The fans sued the Commanders, and the litigation is ongoing.


FEB. 2, 2022

Washington adopts the name Commanders.

After a two-year search, the team’s announcement of a new name and logo were leaked ahead of the official rollout, which included a hype video that showcased the team’s former, and potentially offensive, name.


Feb. 9, 2022

Accusers at Congress implicate Snyder in new harassment claims.

At a congressional round table, two former team employees accused Snyder of creating a toxic workplace, with one claiming that he touched her inappropriately and another stating that he hosted a work event at his Aspen, Colo., home for which team executives hired prostitutes. Snyder called the allegations “outright lies.” The N.F.L. opened a second investigation into the team, led by the former S.E.C. chair Mary Jo White.

A congressional subcommittee referred claims of the team’s financial improprieties to the F.T.C.

July 2022

Congress says Snyder conducted a “shadow investigation” of accusers.

In a 29-page memo, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform said Snyder directed a “shadow investigation” to interfere with and undermine the N.F.L.’s investigation, using private investigators to harass and intimidate witnesses, and creating a 100-page dossier targeting victims, witnesses and journalists who had shared “credible public accusations of harassment” against the team.

The memo came ahead of N.F.L. Commissioner Roger Goodell’s testimony before the committee, in which he defended the league’s inquiry.

Snyder could not be served with a subpoena as he was out of the country. He later sits for a daylong private deposition and, in December, the committee concludes that Snyder impeded the investigation.



An N.F.L. owner calls for Snyder’s removal.

At an N.F.L. team owners meeting, Jim Irsay, the owner of the Indianapolis Colts, said that there was “merit” to remove Snyder. Such a move would require at least 24 of the league’s 32 owners to agree and would set a precedent for the league.

“We have to act,” Irsay said. “He needs to be removed.”

November 2022

Snyders look for buyers for the Commanders.

Snyder announced that he hired bankers to explore a potential sale of some or all of the Commanders.

February 2023

Federal probe of team’s finances added to mounting criminal and civil inquiries.

An ESPN report details that federal prosecutors in Virginia are investigating allegations of financial misconduct by Snyder and the Washington Commanders, stemming from a $55 million loan taken without the knowledge of his partners.

Snyder and the team also face several other inquiries, including from the attorney general for the state of Virginia into financial improprieties and two since-settled lawsuits filed by Karl Racine, the Washington D.C. attorney general, over season ticket sales.


April 13, 2023

Snyder agrees in principle to sell Commanders.

Josh Harris, an owner of the N.B.A.’s Philadelphia 76ers and the N.H.L.’s New Jersey Devils, agreed in principle to buy the Washington Commanders for a record $6 billion.


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How much did Daniel Snyder pay for the Washington Commanders? ›

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How long has Daniel Snyder owned the Washington Commanders? ›

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How much will the commanders sell for? ›

Dan Snyder, the owner of the Washington, D.C., NFL franchise the Commanders has reportedly reached an agreement in principle to sell the team for $6 billion. That's with a B, and it's an NFL record. And this comes after years of lawsuits, investigations and scandals involving Snyder.

What did Snyder buy the Redskins for? ›

Dan Snyder paid $800 million to acquire both the Washington Redskins and FedEx Field, which was known at the time as Jack Kent Cooke Stadium. Snyder purchased the team from the estate of the late Jack Kent Cooke, who was the previous owner.

Who is the majority owner of the Washington Commanders? ›

Daniel Marc Snyder (born November 23, 1964) is an American businessman who is the owner of the Washington Commanders, an American football franchise belonging to the National Football League (NFL). He bought the team, then known as the Washington Redskins, from the estate of former owner Jack Kent Cooke in 1999.

Where did Daniel Snyder get his money from? ›

Dan Snyder initially made his fortune with a marketing business, Snyder Communications, that he started as a college dropout. After taking the company public in 1996, Snyder sold it to French firm Havas for $2.1 billion in stock in 2000.

What percent of the commanders does Snyder own? ›

ASHBURN, Va. -- Dan Snyder and his family now own and control 100% of the Washington Football Team organization. When the league's finance committee approved an arrangement requiring a special extension to the league-wide debt waiver, the financial structure of the transaction had to be approved by ownership.

Why is Snyder selling the Washington Commanders? ›

Dan Snyder Agrees to Sell Washington Commanders for $6 Billion. The N.F.L. team is on track to be sold for a record figure to a group led by Josh Harris, as investigations into sexual harassment claims and the team's finances continue.

Who are the minority owners of the Washington Commanders? ›

Documents acquired by ESPN reveal that minority team owners Dwight Schar, Frederick W. Smith, and Robert Rothman, disapproved of the loan after they found it in a financial report's fine print.

Why can t Jeff Bezos buy the Washington Commanders? ›

According to both the New York Post and The Athletic, Snyder has banned Bezos from bidding because he's not happy with how the Washington Post has treated the Commanders.

Why are the Redskins so valuable? ›

What makes them so valuable? BADENHAUSEN: It's really the revenue that the team generates. By our count they're the third-most valuable franchise in the NFL, worth $1.6 billion and the eighth-most valuable franchise in the world behind a handful of soccer clubs as well as teams like the Yankees and Dodgers.

Are the Commanders the second most valuable franchise in the NFL? ›

To calculate team values, Forbes used enterprise values (total team equity plus net debt) and factored in each team's stadium-related revenue.
NFL Teams by Value.
RankNFL TeamValue (Aug 2022)
6Washington Commanders$5.60B
7New York Jets$5.40B
8San Francisco 49ers$5.20B
9Las Vegas Raiders$5.10B
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Dec 20, 2022

Who is the most expensive NFL team? ›

NFL's top franchises by value
  • Dallas Cowboys: $7.64 billion.
  • Los Angeles Rams: $5.91 billion.
  • New England Patriots: $5.88 billion.
  • New York Giants: $5.37 billion.
  • San Francisco 49ers: $5.18 billion.
  • Chicago Bears: $5 billion.
  • New York Jets: $4.8 billion.
  • Washington Commanders: $4.78 billion.
Mar 28, 2023

Who is the richest NFL team owner? ›


Money made: Walton is the eldest heir to the Walmart fortune and by far the richest owner in the NFL. His father was Walmart founder Sam Walton. Rob Walton helped take Walmart public in 1970 and served as Walmart's chairman of the board of directors from 1992-2015.

Could Snyder be forced to sell? ›

According to the Post, Snyder will only sell the Commanders if the league and other ownership groups indemnify him against possible liability stemming from his ownership, and only if the league's investigation into his conduct be kept confidential.

How many Hall of Famers do the Washington Commanders have? ›

7, 1963, Washington has had 32 former players, coaches and administrators inducted for enshrinement into the Hall of Fame.

How many Washington Commanders are in the Hall of Fame? ›

The franchise captured ten NFL divisional titles and six NFL conference championships. Overall, the Redskins had a total of 23 players and coaches (17 primary, six minor) inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

What is the value of the Washington Commanders franchise? ›

Washington Commanders: 4.8 billion dollars.

What percentage of the Redskins does Dan Snyder own? ›

Snyder and his family own 100 percent of the team after purchasing the remaining 40.5 percent stake for $875 million in March of 2021.

Did the owner of the Washington Redskins cut down trees? ›

A former National Park Service official who improperly helped Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder cut down more than 130 trees to improve a river view at his Potomac, Md., estate has been chosen by the Trump administration to be one of the agency's highest-ranking leaders.

Does any NFL owner own 100% of the team? ›

The NFL requires a controlling owner to hold at minimum a 30% stake in the team and forbids ownership groups of over 24 people, or any publicly traded corporations from purchasing NFL teams; one team, the Green Bay Packers, is exempt from this under a grandfather clause and is owned by shareholders.

Who is trying to buy the Washington Commanders? ›

A representative from Magic Johnson Enterprises confirmed to CNN that the former NBA star has joined a bidding group for the Commanders that is led by billionaire Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils co-owner Josh Harris. A representative for Harris, co-founder of Apollo Global Management, declined to comment.

Who would buy the Washington Commanders? ›

Jeff Bezos and Josh Harris are the two finalists to buy the Washington Commanders; NFL owners will discuss Dan Snyder after new reports.

Who is the new owner of the Washington Commanders? ›

The Washington Commanders' long national nightmare is finally reaching a conclusion. Daniel Snyder has agreed to sell the franchise for $6 billion to a group led by Josh Harris, as Sportico reported on Thursday.

Will Dan Snyder sell to Bezos? ›

Bezos reportedly doesn't plan to bid on Commanders

And, soon, Daniel Snyder will be out. Sportico reports that Snyder has reached an agreement in principle to sell the team to Josh Harris for $6 billion.

Which team told Snyder to sell? ›

Washington Commanders' owner Dan Snyder has agreed to sell his NFL team to a group led by Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Josh Harris for $6 billion, multiple outlets report. Why it matters: An official agreement, if reached, would end months of bidding and the tumultuous Snyder era.

What's the deal with the Washington Commanders owner? ›

A group led by Josh Harris and former NBA star Magic Johnson has agreed to buy the Washington Commanders from Daniel Snyder for $6.05 billion, a source briefed on the negotiations confirmed to The Athletic. The deal has not been signed and the deal is also not exclusive.

How many people own the Redskins? ›

That point is – four men have essentially run what is now known as the Washington Football Team throughout its 90-year history. Here is a brief biography of each.

How much would Redskins sell for? ›

ATLANTA, May 25湧ational Football League owners voted unanimously today to approve the sale of the Washington Redskins and Jack Kent Cooke Stadium to a group headed by Daniel M. Snyder for $800 million -- a record price for a U.S. sports franchise.

How much could the Washington Commanders sell for? ›

All signs point to Dan Snyder selling the Washington Commanders in the coming weeks for a record price. But what does the top current bid look like? According to the New York Post, a mystery bidder has placed an offer for $5.5 billion, but Snyder is reportedly seeking $500,000 for an even $6 billion.

How much does it cost to buy the Washington Commanders? ›

The first bid, led by businessman Josh Harris and including Johnson, meets Snyder's $6 billion asking price, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Who is richest man in the world? ›

Who is the richest man in the world? As of April 1, 2023, the richest man in the world is Bernard Arnault, the CEO and chairman of LVMH of France; he's worth nearly $226 billion. He moved into the number one spot after Elon Musk's fortune fell in late 2022 as shares of electric carmaker Tesla fell.

Can you still wear Redskins jerseys? ›

Fans are still welcome to wear any old Redskins hat, jersey or t-shirt. They just can't have face paint or a headdress.

Who is the greatest Redskins of all time? ›

Top 10 Redskins Receivers of All Time
  • 04 No. 8 - Jerry Smith. 4 / 11. ...
  • 05 No. 7 - Hugh Taylor. 5 / 11. ...
  • 06 No. 6 - Ricky Sanders. 6 / 11. ...
  • 07 No. 5 - Bobby Mitchell. 7 / 11. ...
  • 08 No. 4 - Gary Clark. 8 / 11. ...
  • 09 No. 3 - Santana Moss. 9 / 11. ...
  • 10 No. 2 - Charley Taylor. 10 / 11. ...
  • 11 No. 1 - Art Monk. 11 / 11.

What was the biggest comeback in Redskins history? ›

The Redskins had been down 21 points and won three times in team history prior to Sunday's game: a 21-0 deficit to the Dallas Cowboys (34-31 win) in 1965; a 35-14 deficit to the Detroit Lions (48-41 win) in 1990; and a 21-0 deficit to the Carolina Panthers (38-36 win) in 1999.

What is the most successful franchise in NFL history? ›

Regular season
1Dallas Cowboys550
2Green Bay Packers790
3Baltimore Ravens243
4New England Patriots537
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What's the cheapest NFL team to buy? ›

All franchises saw their value rise compared to 2021. The Cincinnati Bengals were deemed the least-valuable NFL franchise at US$2.84 billion, which put them narrow behind the Detroit Lions (US$2.86 billion).

What is the fastest growing NFL franchise? ›

The fastest growing NFL franchise is the Buffalo Bills, with a 112.5% increase in valuation since the 2017 NFL season ($1.6 to $3.4 billion).

What is the most an NFL team has sold for? ›

Denver Broncos, $4.65 billion – 2022

As aforementioned, Walton's purchase of the Broncos blew the lid off the previous record-high sales. The sale followed the trend of major acquisitions by Denver in 2022.

What was the last NFL team sold? ›

Denver Broncos

The Walton-Penner group's pending $4.65 billion purchase of the Broncos breaks the previous record sale price for an NFL team by a wide margin.

Who has the most expensive seats in the NFL? ›

Las Vegas' Allegiant Stadium is the most expensive place to attend a game in the NFL, propelled by it's eye-popping $100 rate for parking and $153 average ticket price, both the highest in the league.

What NFL player is a billionaire? ›

With a net worth of roughly $600 Million, Roger Staubach is the wealthiest NFL (National Football League) player.

Is there a billionaire in the NFL? ›

Roger Staubach: $600 Million

After founding his own real estate company late in his playing career, Staubach sold it for more than $600 million in 2008. Now 81, Staubach is believed to be the wealthiest current or former NFL player of all time.

What family has owned an NFL team the longest? ›

Along with being the oldest and longest-tenured owner in the NFL today, McCaskey is also one of 12 current female owners. Virginia Halas McCaskey is the matriarch of one of the most prominent ownership families in the history of American sports. On her 100th birthday, we celebrate a genuine football life.

Can an NFL owner be removed? ›

Removal Requires 24 Votes

At least 24 owners (three-fourths of the 32 teams) would have to vote in favor of removal, and there's little recourse — at least in the NFL Constitution — for the removed owner. Besides removal, that charged owner could be suspended instead.

Can the NFL vote out an owner? ›

The Commissioner can call for a vote among the NFL owners to accomplish an ouster of an owner. 24 votes out of the 32 owners (3/4) are required to force an owner to sell the franchise. If that vote threshold is reached, the removal is considered an involuntary termination under Section 3.8(A) of the Bylaws.

Can NFL owners vote out an owner? ›

Check his Q&A with the House Oversight Committee for proof. However, the commissioner, per the NFL's constitution, can bring the idea of forcing a sale to the owners. From there, it would take 24 of 32 votes to push an owner out and force a sale.

How much would Washington Commanders cost? ›

A group led by Josh Harris has come to terms with Dan Snyder to buy the Washington Commanders for $6 billion, according to Sportico. The price would be 7% higher than Forbes' $5.6 billion valuation of the Commanders from August.

How much money does the Washington Commanders have? ›

Washington was among the first NFL franchises with a fight song, "Hail to the Commanders", which is played by their marching band after every touchdown scored by the team at home. The franchise is valued by Forbes at US$5.6 billion, making them the league's sixth-most valuable team as of 2022.

What did Snyder Communications do? ›

Snyder Communications, Inc. is an international full-service direct marketing, advertising, and communications agency. The Company provides direct marketing services to clients operating in the automotive, consumer packaged goods, financial services, and telecommunications industries.

How many times have the Washington Commanders won? ›

Washington Commanders, American professional gridiron football team based in Washington, D.C. The Commanders play in the National Football Conference (NFC) of the National Football League (NFL) and have won two NFL championships (1937 and 1942) and three Super Bowls (1983, 1988, and 1992).

Who bought the Commanders 2023? ›

Multiple media outlets on Thursday reported that Snyder has agreed to sell the Washington Commanders to Josh Harris, a part owner of franchises in the NBA, NHL, and Premier League.

How much revenue do the Washington Commanders make? ›

In 2021, the revenue of the Washington Commanders totaled 544 million U.S. dollars.
Washington Commanders revenue from 2001 to 2021 (in million U.S. dollars)
CharacteristicRevenue in million U.S. dollars
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Are the Redskins for sale? ›

The long, national nightmare is almost over for fans of Washington's NFL franchise. Dan Snyder has agreed to sell the team to the Josh Harris/Mitchell Rales group for $6.05 billion.

What is the cheapest football team to buy? ›

NFL teams on average are worth $4.14 billion, 18 percent more than last year, with the cheapest team the Cincinnati Bengals at $2.84 billion, a new valuation study from Sportico reports.

What is the most valuable NFL team? ›

NFL's top franchises by value
  • Dallas Cowboys: $7.64 billion.
  • Los Angeles Rams: $5.91 billion.
  • New England Patriots: $5.88 billion.
  • New York Giants: $5.37 billion.
  • San Francisco 49ers: $5.18 billion.
  • Chicago Bears: $5 billion.
  • New York Jets: $4.8 billion.
  • Washington Commanders: $4.78 billion.
Mar 28, 2023

Which NFL team is the most profitable? ›

NFL revenue by team – additional information

The Cowboys are the most valuable NFL franchise as well, as the franchise was valued at eight billion U.S. dollars in 2021.

What is the Snyder controversy? ›

Snyder Has Faced Numerous Controversies

In 2009, Snyder was accused of sexual harassment by a former Commanders employee. While Snyder denied the allegations, he paid $1.6 million as part of a confidential settlement.

Why is Snyder being investigated? ›

Dec. 8, 2022: House committee releases findings

The House Oversight Committee found that Commanders owner Dan Snyder permitted and also participated in conduct that created a toxic workplace culture, according to investigation findings that were released publicly.

Why is Snyder under investigation? ›

Impeded Sexual Harassment Investigation. A congressional committee said the N.F.L. “has not protected workers from sexual harassment and abuse” and found that Snyder, the Commanders owner, went to great lengths to interfere in workplace inquiries.

What is the oldest NFL team? ›

The Chicago Cardinals founded in 1898 (joined the NFL in 1920), now the Arizona Cardinals) is the oldest NFL franchise. League membership gradually stabilized throughout the 1920s and 1930s as the league adopted progressively more formal organization. The first official championship game was held in 1933.

What is Washington's best record? ›

Washington has played more than 1,200 games, and is one of only five teams in the NFL to record over 600 total wins. Conversely, they are also one of only five teams to amass more than 600 losses. Washington's current all-time record is 625-630-29.

Who was the last NFL team to integrate? ›

Today's post is a brief story covering the topic of the old Washington Redskins, today's Washington Commanders and the political maneuvers leading to being the last NFL to integrate. They finally did so in 1962 with three black players on their roster, including Bobby Mitchell.

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