On March 10, in the wee hours of the morning, Jimmy Garoppolo sent Patriot Nation into a social media spasm. His rarely used Instagram account posted a photo of Garoppolo holding the Lombardi Trophy, but the caption was a farewell.
“So grateful for my time in New England. Peace out Boston.”
Had Garoppolo been traded, as many expected could/would happen this offseason? Or had his account been hacked? Patriots players were liking the post, which appeared to give the rumor of a deal legs. But that got shut down quickly by Garoppolo’s agent. Don Yee, who chose option B, the hack.
- Garoppolo on extension: "I would entertain any possibility"
- Gronkowski: "I'm motivated no matter what the circumstances
- Belichick on Gisele's story of Brady's concussion: "We file injury reports every week."
Tuesday, after a mandatory mini-camp practice, the Pats 25-year old backup quarterback was asked what the heck happened? He stuck to the original story.
“I was as surprised as you were,” he told a large throng of media members. “I woke up to about 50 text messages and was confused because I don’t really do much on social media and then, yeah, got it taken care of and everything. Whoever did it was pretty slick to figure out my password like that.”
Slick indeed. Now stay off the social media, or at least have Tom Brady's people show you how to create an indecipherable password, Jimmy.