In 1999, the Indianapolis Colts were criticized for selecting Edgerrin James
fourth in the draft when Ricky Williams was still available. That criticism ended as soon as they saw him play.
In his first year, James was the NFL’s leading rusher and was a First Team All Pro. He would again win the rushing title in his second season, though injuries would start to creep in. He would not win another rushing title, however he would have another five seasons hitting the 1,000 Yard mark, two of which netted him a Pro Bowl appearance. James rushed for a total of 12,246 and had another 3,364 Yards from 433 Receptions.
Overall he had 91 Touchdowns and was part of the NFL 2000’s All Decade Team though what works against him is that the Colts won the Super Bowl the year after he left. Still, we think he has an excellent shot at the Hall of Fame and should be able to add that accolade along with being in the Colts Ring of Honor.
Should Edgerrin James be in the Hall of Fame?
Definitely, put him in! - 9.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%