How much does the NFL spend on its TV rights?
In 2016, the league spent $12.4 billion on its rights, with $6.6 billion in revenue.
That’s a significant increase over the previous five-year period, when the league only spent $6 billion on the rights.
It’s a notable jump in terms of dollars, with the league spending $3.9 billion in total last season on rights.
That includes a $2.8 billion broadcast rights deal with ESPN that runs through 2019.
The money comes from a three-year agreement with NBC Universal that runs until 2020.
This year, the NFL announced that it plans to extend the contract for another year.
The deal also includes an $8 million per year salary cap.
That means the league will only pay $10 million per season to players who sign new deals this year.
It also means that the average NFL player will earn $10.2 million in 2020, according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell.
That would be a huge boost for the league, which is struggling to attract the highest-paid players.
There are currently 12 NFL players who signed new deals in 2020: Adrian Peterson ($12.9 million), DeMarco Murray ($13.1 million), Jason Witten ($13 million), Robert Woods ($13,749,000), Terrance West ($14.9), Marshawn Lynch ($15.1), Dontari Poe ($16.2), J.J. Watt ($17.3), Eric Decker ($17,974,000) and Greg Olsen ($18.2).
The other nine players who received contracts are Matt Jones ($6.9 Million), Michael Bennett ($6 Million), Javorius Allen ($7 Million), Robert Griffin III ($8.3 Million), James Jones ($9.1 Million), Greg Jennings ($9 Million) and Reggie Wayne ($10 Million).
For a deeper look at the NFL’s rights deals, read our complete look at all the NFL deals from the past five years.