C’mon Lions! Money.com studied taxes and NFL wins. The result? Lower taxes = more wins. Since we’re based in Michigan, we’ll blame the Lions season on taxes…and the refs.
- California teams have the highest taxes. Over a 22-year sample period – they won 2.75 less games per year than states without an income tax (like Florida or Texas).
#BigTruss. The Ravens, Texans, Seahawks, and Chiefs are all teams from states with moderate-to-low-income tax rates that made the 2019-2020 playoffs.
How Could This Even Be Possible?
It’s simple. The NFL is a business, and players want to keep more money in their pockets.
- Teams in states with higher taxes may struggle to keep better players due to the states’ unattractive taxes.
Breaking stigmas. Before you get triggered, not every team’s record supports this theory.
- Massachusetts, one of the highest-taxed states and their Patriots, has one of the most successful records in the past 20 years. Except for this year, sorry Pat fans.
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