Agent: Garoppolo's social media account was hacked

A post made early Friday morning on the Instagram account of New England Patriots backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo set off a frenzy of confusion.

The post appeared at about 4 a.m., and it seemed to suggest that Garoppolo was leaving the team.

"So grateful for my time in New England. Peace out Boston," the post said.

The post was later deleted, and Garoppolo's agent, Don Yee, said in a statement that Garoppolo's account had been hacked.

Garoppolo was the Patriots' starter for three games last season as Tom Brady served his suspension for "Deflategate."

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