The Buffalo Bills asked four of their rookie linemen to sing the Backstreet Boys hit “I Want It That Way” in front of the team while shirtless on Thursday.
Rookies are asked to do weird things and getting stuff done in boot camp is nothing out of the ordinary. Light hazing is a tradition within the National Football League during a mini-camp that has been going on for years. It’s a way to lighten the mood during the exhausting days of camp to make the rest of the team laugh. Although the laughs usually come at the expense of new guys, it’s a harmless way to have a good time. (RELATED: ‘Yellowstone’ star’s son is on his way to his own stardom as a D1 athlete)
#Invoices players may have missed @backstreetboys concert in Darien Lake on July 3, so rookies Luke Tenuta, Derek Kerstetter, Tanner Owen and Alec Anderson were kind enough to sing their hits. @JoshAllenQB clearly agree.
— Ryan Talbot (@RyanTalbotBills) August 4, 2022
They did such a solid job that even the song’s singer, Nick Carter, gave the Bills linemen his approval in a tweet after the hysterical shirtless performance. Carter said, “So the @BuffaloBills are really trying to get me back to my hometown roots. Great job guys!!”
—Nick Carter (@nickcarter) August 5, 2022
Anytime you have four massive professional athletes singing Backstreet Boys songs in unison, you know you’ve struck gold.