This is more of a round number thing -- and a big one at that -- but the latest Forbes NFL valuations came out today, and the Vikings topped $1 billion for the first time in franchise history.


The number is still 21st overall in the NFL. And it should be noted that the jump last year was 22 percent, highest in the league (largely influenced by the new stadium legislation). This year, it jumped up 3 percent, to $1.007 billion.

Still, as the finances of the Wilfs face increased scrutiny, perhaps they would have preferred not to have one more attention-grabbing number out there.