Furthermore, I'd say two additional considerations for such lists would be:Robbie wrote: ↑Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:55 pmAnd whenever there's such a list, it looks like seniority of the team is always a bigger factor than simply good quality and individual accolades and awards while on the team. . So other words, an above average Lion with many years with the team will be selected over a great but very short-term Lion.
1. If the player leaves the Lions other than retirement, the circumstances of his departure as to whether it was an amicable one.
2. If that player also played for another team, then whether that player was also a great contributor to the other team and might better remembered as a member of that other team.
As such, Lions would played most of their career as a Lion and preferably retired as a Lion are more likely to be added to such lists.
So that said, these players who were chosen are definitely questionable with similar circumstances in that they all bolted to Winnipeg and later did well as Blue Bombers:
1. Andrew Harris expressed his displeasure with the BC Lions after 2015 and as such, he was not re-signed so he moved on to Winnipeg where he won Most Outstanding Canadian and of course a Grey Cup with a GC MVC award.
2. To a lesser extent but similar to Andrew Harris, Barrin Simpson also left for Winnipeg after 2005 and he did fairly well as a Blue Bomber too.
3. Finally as a third example, Adam Bighill also left for Winnipeg after a stint in New Orleans after 2016, and he won Most Outstanding Defensive player as a Blue Bomber in 2018.