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Jimmy Garoppolo Instagram goodbye appears to be a hoax

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For about an hour on early Friday morning, social media was abuzz with an apparent goodbye to New England from Patriots backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Did Garoppolo’s post mean he had been traded?

Apparently not. According to multiple reports, people close to Garoppolo say he’s not on Instagram at 4 a.m., and the post appears to be a hoax.

Garoppolo has been the subject of a great deal of trade scrutiny, with the Browns as the team most likely to acquire him. It’s true that the Browns, from all accounts, are high on Garoppolo. And it’s true that the Browns have the draft pick ammunition to go after him in a blockbuster trade.

But multiple reports say the Patriots have no plans to trade Garoppolo and would rather have him on the roster as insurance in case Tom Brady gets hurt or begins to show signs of age. Garoppolo becomes a free agent next year and won’t be Brady’s backup forever, but that’s what he remains for now, Instagram posts or not.

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47 Responses to “Jimmy Garoppolo Instagram goodbye appears to be a hoax”
  1. dkelley1186 says: Mar 10, 2017 5:49 AM

    Lol

  2. Flash1287 says: Mar 10, 2017 5:52 AM

    So his instagram and his Twitter were both hacked?

  3. þatfromwayba€k says: Mar 10, 2017 5:59 AM

    Maybe Browns are pushing for Jimmy G harder than people think….!!!

  4. seanmmartin says: Mar 10, 2017 6:01 AM

    he removed a geo-tag on the instagram pic… more likely that someone told him to relax

  5. FrankRizzo says: Mar 10, 2017 6:05 AM

    Russians hacked it

  6. aballinhighgrass says: Mar 10, 2017 6:12 AM

    I hope the Pats keep him. He could be great.

  7. RandyinRoxbury says: Mar 10, 2017 6:18 AM

    I bet Chippy had something to do with this!

  8. randytheraiderloveboy says: Mar 10, 2017 6:19 AM

    Wow. This is huge news! THANKS!

    #goatfakenews

  9. clarencewhorley says: Mar 10, 2017 6:21 AM

    Guess so. Probably uses same password for both

  10. onesorryfan says: Mar 10, 2017 6:26 AM

    Anyone think maybe Browns behind hack???

  11. rufustfirefly1303 says: Mar 10, 2017 6:26 AM

    Fake news, sad!

  12. jstew0103 says: Mar 10, 2017 6:27 AM

    Well when his password is “TradeTomBrady” it’s pretty easy to hack his accounts….

  13. bukenator says: Mar 10, 2017 6:27 AM

    Must have been the CIA…or the Russians…or both

  14. dbradley29 says: Mar 10, 2017 6:29 AM

    Flash1287 says:
    Mar 10, 2017 5:52 AM
    So his instagram and his Twitter were both hacked?

    ———————————————————————

    It wouldn’t be all that shocking a person uses the same login information for all their social media accounts

  15. rsmith5588 says: Mar 10, 2017 6:34 AM

    He is going to beat traded to Houston for a 1st and 2nd . Done deal. OBrien loves him

  16. NFLexpert says: Mar 10, 2017 6:45 AM

    Belichick is working another cheat scheme to cash in on a trade. But, he is not savvy enough to use “Chat-Face” as he calls it…

  17. unclebluck says: Mar 10, 2017 7:11 AM

    Just more fodder for the Chowds….

  18. twincities90210 says: Mar 10, 2017 7:17 AM

    FAKE NEWS

  19. Ghost Rat says: Mar 10, 2017 7:19 AM

    4am? Only one explanation. I’m betting the phone tracks back to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

  20. ikeclanton says: Mar 10, 2017 7:37 AM

    Jimmy is staying. Jimmy doesn’t like his Instagram account getting hacked. Jimmy will take over the reigns one day…

    Jimmy’s getting frustrated!

  21. Bonerz'NPudz says: Mar 10, 2017 7:37 AM

    Was this jake tapper or wolf blinky blitzer of CNN?

  22. canetic says: Mar 10, 2017 7:39 AM

    Trade Brady, keep Garropolo

  23. kenberthiaume says: Mar 10, 2017 7:55 AM

    How would they get his password? More likely he was told to take it down or thought better of it

    Players post something embarassing and say “hacked”. Sure.

  24. mudmandenny says: Mar 10, 2017 7:57 AM

    Wikileaks? I blame Julian Assange.

  25. punkrock21 says: Mar 10, 2017 8:12 AM

    ESPN was wanking off about this all morning like an obsessed schoolgirl, it was almost pathetic

  26. iamtheoven says: Mar 10, 2017 8:17 AM

    Obviously JimmyG’s a Spaceballs fan!

  27. infectorman says: Mar 10, 2017 8:19 AM

    Cant wait for the JimmyG craze to end.
    6 or so quarters of true NFL experience has never begat so much hype.
    Is he that good? Is he not?
    Who knows, but hopefully he doesnt get Alshon Jeffery disease, so we can all find out one way or the other.

    Cleveland is desperate.

  28. quadya says: Mar 10, 2017 8:26 AM

    I’m sure the media will say it was Trump’s fault.

  29. jchipwood says: Mar 10, 2017 8:36 AM

    RandyinRoxbury says:
    Mar 10, 2017 6:18 AM
    I bet Chippy had something to do with this!
    _____________________________________
    Yes it was me. I had nothing else to do while waiting at the train station for 6ball to arrive in Miami so I figured why not have some more fun with patriot fans.

  30. dynastypats says: Mar 10, 2017 8:36 AM

    He was at the Hawks game last night with buddies.

    He is pissed that he wasn’t traded and this is his way of showing it.

  31. mikeinthevine says: Mar 10, 2017 8:39 AM

    Trump did it. He’s always up all night Tweeting. Kraft probably gave him Garoppolo’s password.

  32. pastabelly says: Mar 10, 2017 8:44 AM

    He’s not going anywhere, no matter how many picks the Browns offer. I didn’t believe it until recently, but the Patriots plan to make this guy their next quarterback. They will work out a deal with him.

  33. nyneal says: Mar 10, 2017 9:18 AM

    I guess Garoppolo let the air out of that one, didn’t he?

  34. mikeytoth says: Mar 10, 2017 9:26 AM

    Maybe the NFL did it. Since Chris mortensens tweet isn’t taken down. I bet. The league is probably setting up some other sting operation to somehow nab the Pats for something they didn’t do to save face for the humiliating loss in the Superbowl.

  35. silvernblacksabbath says: Mar 10, 2017 9:28 AM

    This is good! He’s not going anywhere…

    My prediction is the Patriots win Super Bowl this coming year and Brady retires… I also put $400 on Pats to win it all +500 = $2000. 🙂

  36. streetyson says: Mar 10, 2017 9:31 AM

    NEWSFLASH TO ALL ASOCIAL MEDIA IDIOTS:
    Hacked?? LOL. No – just because some bozo creates an account ID of “jimmypolo10”, along with a Garoppolo headshot pic and adds a photo with a farewell message – it does not mean it’s from Jimmy Garoppolo.

  37. Happy and I know it says: Mar 10, 2017 9:33 AM

    I have to credit all the media outlets that used a little restraint, which then served to keep the excitement and any ‘fake news’ under control. Good job maintaining your cool and getting it right!

    The jokes here are funny. Both Pats fans and haters are finding good one liners off this one.

  38. Happy and I know it says: Mar 10, 2017 9:37 AM

    punkrock21 says:
    Mar 10, 2017 8:12 AM
    ESPN was wanking off about this all morning like an obsessed schoolgirl, it was almost pathetic

    ————–

    Yeah, my kudos go out only to the media the DID keep their cool. (PFT being one of those, good job guys)

    How did ESPN do with their retractions? They have been a bit slow in the past on those.

  39. pittsburghdamned says: Mar 10, 2017 9:57 AM

    I bet Tommy Hair Plugs n Uggs hacked it

  40. ibillwt says: Mar 10, 2017 9:59 AM

    Ernie posted it as a misdirection play while they focus on other deals.

  41. sn19 says: Mar 10, 2017 10:09 AM

    Maybe it was Dan Snyder.

  42. ikeclanton says: Mar 10, 2017 10:10 AM

    jchipwood says:
    Mar 10, 2017 8:36 AM
    RandyinRoxbury says:
    Mar 10, 2017 6:18 AM
    I bet Chippy had something to do with this!
    _____________________________________
    Yes it was me. I had nothing else to do while waiting at the train station for 6ball to arrive in Miami so I figured why not have some more fun with patriot fans.

    “””””””””””””””””””””

    If you could at least be funny or creative once in a while, we could at least be amused at your obsessive trolling hackery.

    By the way, having conversations with yourself is something you might want to address with a qualified 3rd party.

  43. jimnh1 says: Mar 10, 2017 10:33 AM

    Just listening to you and Zolick sounds like he is gone

  44. 345snarkavenue says: Mar 10, 2017 10:39 AM

    @ikeclanton

    excellent Seinfeld reference

  45. gisellichek says: Mar 10, 2017 10:47 AM

    He is in the bathroom… his girlfriend sees his phone on the night table next to the bed… and decides to have some fun.

    but if that was in fact the case… why is it still up?

  46. fjw2 says: Mar 10, 2017 11:14 AM

    Flash1287 says:
    Mar 10, 2017 5:52 AM
    “So his instagram and his Twitter were both hacked?”

    Where was it ever reported that Garappolo tweeted anything about this?

    The only report was of a bogus Instagram post, which was not checked for its source, that was soon deleted.

  47. theyhatewe says: Mar 10, 2017 11:16 AM

    jchipwood says:
    Mar 10, 2017 8:36 AM
    RandyinRoxbury says:
    Mar 10, 2017 6:18 AM
    I bet Chippy had something to do with this!
    _____________________________________
    Yes it was me. I had nothing else to do while waiting at the train station for 6ball to arrive in Miami so I figured why not have some more fun with patriot fans.

    _____________________________________

    Chippy, Chippy, Chippy. SMH.

    It’s not as if we don’t appreciate you throwing batting practice to us on a daily basis. We do. But please don’t think that you actually get to us. You don’t.

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