Entertainment Sports Carolina Panthers Make Sam Darnold Helmet with Hilarious Version of Team Logo He Drew Sam Darnold is the quarterback for the Carolina Panthers By Lindsay Kimble Lindsay Kimble Lindsay Kimble is a Senior Digital News Editor and the Sports Editor for PEOPLE Digital. She's worked at PEOPLE for over seven years as a writer, reporter and editor across our Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams, covering everything from the Super Bowl to the Met Gala. She's been nominated for the ASME NEXT Awards for Journalists Under 30, and previously wrote for Us Weekly while on staff at Wenner Media. People Editorial Guidelines Published on September 15, 2021 03:27 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Sam Darnold and his new helmet. Photo: Justin Casterline/Getty; Panthers/TikTok While Sam Darnold may excel on the football field, he needs a little practice in front of an easel. Back in May, Darnold's NFL team, the Carolina Panthers, challenged him to draw several different things for a TikTok video. After nailing a sun and a bear, the quarterback took on the Panthers' logo: a snarling version of their big cat mascot, Sir Purr. The resulting illustration — made with only a black marker — was pretty basic, though Darnold seemed triumphant. Now, months later, the Panthers had a surprise for the 24-year-old athlete: they replaced the actual team logo with his drawing on the side of his helmet. Dak Prescott Beats Tom Brady as NFL's Highest-Paid Player for 2021, Forbes Says This is Darnold's first season with the Panthers. He spent 2018-2020 with the New York Jets, who drafted him third overall. On Sunday, he started for the Panthers for the first time, helping them win 19-14 over his former team. RELATED VIDEO: Tom Brady Reveals His Son Jack, 13, Is the Buccaneers' New Ball Boy: He Takes It 'Very Seriously' Afterward, during a press conference, Darnold said that seeing the Jets "on the other side, that was a little different for me." But focus on beating his former teammates was forgotten as the game went on, he explained, "We just, you know, tried to execute to the best of our ability and that was it."