For a time when James Brooks
was playing it seemed that you would hear his name being called throughout the entire game. With his incredible versatility, it stands to reason that teams would use him every way they could.
James Brooks led the league in All-Purpose yards in his first two years in the league. He excelled at Kick Returns and three times eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark rushing. He was not the biggest athlete, but he was one of the most elusive runners and was able to use his smaller stature as a positive as opposed to a negative.
Brooks was a great worker, but without an All-Pro Selection on his resume, the Hall likely considers him a really good player, but not necessarily a great one. Most NFL Running Backs wish that they could have a career that was as good as Brooks.
Should James Brooks be in the Hall of Fame?
Definitely put him in! - 63.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 16.9%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 15.5%