Jimmy Garoppolo deletes 'Peace out Boston' Instagram after suspected hacking


New England Patriots fans were sent into a frenzy on Friday morning, when backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo posted a "Peace out Boston" Instagram message -- an image that has since been deleted.

Garoppolo's verified account displayed the image early on Friday, with a full caption, "So grateful for my time in New England. Peace out Boston." This sent social media into a tizzy over what many believed was the end of Garoppolo's tenure in New England.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport was quick to provide insider info, though, saying he spoke to a source close to Garoppolo who believed it was a hack.

Here is a screenshot of the now-deleted Instagram post:

Garoppolo's role on the Patriots roster has long been a point of off-season discussion, and reports came this week of a Cleveland Browns "dream scenario" involving a big trade for Garoppolo.

Still, though, Josina Anderson of ESPN stated Friday morning that there were "no current talks" between the Browns and Garoppolo.

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