Jamal should be in there. It's not like he showed up as a FA, won a ring with us, rushed for 2,000 and left. We drafted him and he was the core of our offense for several seasons, including the Super Bowl, and he reached second place in all-time season rushing while a player here as well as setting the record for rushing yards in a game.
Would've been nice if he'd been more involved in the community, brought less controversy to the franchise ... But that is what it is.
It's not like this has to happen tomorrow, in any case. On other teams it takes many years to be inducted into the ROH. The Bills just inducted Thurman Thomas in 2005 (who, like Jamal, went to a division rival before retiring "as a Bill" on a one-day contract. Wonder if Jamal will do that too.). With the passage of time, bitterness toward Jamal will fade and the most important things will remain: Super Bowl, 2,000 yards, 295 yards.
Ed, I'm not so sure. Borderline as far as on-field contributions, when other guys at or above his level aren't on there. If he came back as a coach after retiring and coached with the team for a long time, then yes, I'd say.