Matt Barkley laughs off being mistaken for Carson Palmer
Dec 28, 2018, 11:39 AM | Updated: 11:44 am
USC quarterbacks are all the same, apparently.
A fan wished former Trojan and Arizona Cardinals signal-caller Carson Palmer a happy birthday on social media, tweeting a photo of the fan’s daughter with Palmer.
The thing is, that wasn’t Palmer in the photo.
The fan mistook the 39-year-old for 28-year-old Matt Barkley, whose birthday is actually Sept. 8.
Barkley had a little fun with it:
Should I tell em..? 😬 Haha happy birthday @CarsonPalmer! pic.twitter.com/tmQ2UiWTHh
— Matt Barkley (@MattBarkley) December 27, 2018
To be fair, both Palmer and Barkley have a lot in common. Both played for USC, and in the NFL for the Cardinals and Bengals.
And both have that beard.
The fan has since corrected himself with the real Carson Palmer.
Correct picture- happy Birthday Carson Palmer @USC_Athletics @uscfootball @USCCoachHelton @AZCardinals @NFL #mybestdayprofootball #mybestdaysports #mybestdayUSCFootball pic.twitter.com/P7FuQmev59
— Mark Keys (@Mybestday_mk) December 27, 2018