Hutchinson asks the Lions to sing “Billie Jean” on “Hard Knocks”

Drafting the Detroit Lions Aidan Hutchinson with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft seemed like a perfect matchup, as Detroit needed a potential mainstay along its defensive line and Hutchinson was the runner-up in the Heisman Trophy less than an hour away at the University of Michigan. While that didn’t quite happen — the Jacksonville Jaguars got the first pick — Detroit still managed to get their man with the second pick.

Hutchinson plans to be a potentially special player in the league, and as we learned Tuesday night, he’s also a very good performer. The last season of hard knocks debuted on HBO, with the Lions at the center of the show. A scene has teased by ESPN’s Adam Schefter as perhaps “the most entertaining debut singing moment in the show’s history,” and we’ll be honest: it lived up to the billing.

Here’s the video, in which Hutchinson sings Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” during a team meeting and gets so into it that the whole team starts singing and dancing.

Congratulations to Hutchinson for doing such a good job that it was impossible for the whole room not to join the party. The Detroit Lions got a good one, both as a defensive lineman and as a bearer of incredibly good vibes.

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