‘Tell Me Why’: Buffalo Bills rookies serenade team with rendition of Backstreet Boys song… APPROVED by QB Josh Allen as team aims for 1st Super Bowl title
- The four linemen belted out a shirtless version of ‘I Want it That Way’
- Bills veterans appreciated the effort, with Allen waving his phone like a lighter
- Buffalo opens the 2022 NFL season as the favorites to win the Super Bowl
If you’re in need of a singing group for your next party, wedding or event, then look no further than four rookies fighting for a roster spot on the Buffalo Bills.
In a video obtained by TMZ, four rookie offensive linemen were caught shirtless and belting out a rendition of the Backstreet Boys 1999 classic ‘I Want it That Way’ in front of a team meeting.
Our quartet of singers from left to right goes Luke Tenuta out of Virginia Tech, Derek Kerstetter from Texas, Tanner Owen of Northwest Missouri State, and Alec Anderson of UCLA.
Of the four, Tenuta was the only one to be drafted, going in the 6th round with the 209th pick.
(left to right) Luke Tentua, Derek Kerstetter, Tanner Owen, and Alec Anderson sing for the team
|2021||Lost in Divisional to Kansas City|
|2020||Lost AFC Championship to Kansas City|
|2019||Lost Wild Card to Houston|
|2017||Lost Wild Card to Jacksonville|
|1999||Lost Wild Card to Tennessee|
|1998||Lost Wild Card to Miami|
|1996||Lost Wild Card to Jacksonville|
|1995||Lost Divisional to Pittsburgh|
|1993||Lost Super Bowl XXVIII to Dallas|
|1992||Lost Super Bowl XXVII to Dallas|
The team seemed to love the effort, with All-Pro quarterback Josh Allen turning on the flashlight on his phone turning it into a faux concert lighter.
It’s a moment of brevity on a Buffalo Bills team seemingly destined to make the Super Bowl – or at least the AFC Championship.
Buffalo opens the 2022 season as the odds on favorites to win the Super Bowl – which would be the first title in a major sport the Queen City of the Lakes has ever seen.
The team came close to getting there in the 2021 season, falling in overtime to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Buffalo seems determined to exorcise the demons of a coin toss that gave Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes the football, to score the touchdown that ended the game.
That’s due to an overtime rule that stated the period would end on the first touchdown scored – even if the other team never possessed the ball.
The Bills successfully lobbied the league to change the rule so both teams could gain possession of the ball, going into effect this season.
It wasn’t the first time the rule had an immediate end on an important playoff game – most notably, the 2016 New England Patriots were able to complete the largest comeback in Super Bowl history by scoring a touchdown on the first possession against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI.
Even though the Chiefs were beneficiaries of the rule last season, they’ve been burned by it before when the Patriots team of 2018 won the AFC Championship game on the first possession before going on to win Super Bowl LIII.
Bills QB Josh Allen (throwing) hopes to bring the city of Buffalo its first title in a major sport