The wait is finally over.
It’s the first time in Panthers history that they’ll wear a black helmet.
Carolina will debut the jerseys on Nov. 10, their only prime-time game of the year, when they host the Falcons. The helmets are expected to only be worn once this season.
The new helmet — which the team is paring with an all-black color rush uniform combination — has been a conceptualized fan obsession for years. To celebrate its reality, Panthers fans took to Twitter to share their excitement.
Some fans expressed disbelief that helmets they’d desired for so long were finally a reality.
Others couldn’t wait to purchase them.
Brrruuuuuhhhh!!!! doesn’t begin to describe these!!!!!
— Jonathan Bass (@Bass_JL) July 19, 2022
Some loved the jersey but remained their long-held cynicism about the team’s future.
Gonna lose in fashion. I like it
— KeepPoundingNC (@KeepPounding919) July 19, 2022
I really wish y'all would let those out for more than just one game.
— N Fair (@Tar_Heels88) July 19, 2022
Fans hope to see the helmet worn virtually in the next Madden video game.
These better be in madden 23 or I’ll do some unspeakable things
— •S H• (@the_realruger) July 19, 2022