The New England Patriots received roughly $243.75 million as their share of the leagues “national revenue,” per a Bloomberg report and the Green Bay Packers public financial disclosure. This payment represents “a jump of almost 10 percent” and is rooted in the league’s television, sponsorship, and licensing deals.
According to Bloomberg, “the teams’ bigger payout is mostly a reflection of a new Thursday night TV deal with NBC and CBS,” which provided an increase of $150 million over the prior year. Bloomberg estimates that the league’s overall revenue was $14 billion in 2017.
The Patriots are also expected to receive a share of three relocation fees from the Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Chargers, and Las Vegas Raiders, via ESPN. The Patriots will receive $21.5 million from each the Rams and Chargers and $12.2 million from the Raiders, totaling $55.2 million over the next decade. The Packers disclosed these relocation fees as having a present value of $27.1 million.
The players do not receive any additional money from these relocation fees, but the teams are expected to cover any “relocation expenses” for the players.