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Patriots Bailey Zappe’s girlfriend takes to Instagram about his debut

Written by Tony Ghaul

New England Patriots rookie QB Bailey Zappe made his NFL regular season debut on Sunday against the Packers in Green Bay. He replaced veteran Brian Hoyer, who suffered a head injury.

As the fourth-round pick made his way onto the field, girlfriend Hannah Lewis celebrated on Instagram. “OMG… It’s Zappe Hour,” she exclaimed in an Instagram Story.

Hannah Lewis celebrated Sunday as boyfriend Bailey Zappe entered the Patriots-Packers game.
Photo courtsey of Instagram/Hannah Lewis

Zappe, 23, had been serving as Hoyer’s backup until the latter exited the game before the half. Hoyer originally replaced injured starter Mac Jones this week, after the second-year QB suffered a high-ankle sprain in last week’s loss to the Ravens.

Patriots QB Bailey Zappe. Photo courtsey of The New York Post

Zappe was the 137th overall pick in this year’s NFL draft out of Western Kentucky. Lewis commemorated the moment he was drafted in a touching Instagram tribute.

Bailey Zappe kisses girlfriend Hannah Lewis in an Instagram post. Photo courtesy of Instagram/Hannah Lewis

“Bailey Michael Zappe, watching you work so hard to achieve your dreams has been nothing short of amazing!” she wrote this past spring. “When we first met and I asked you what you wanted to do when you got out of college you answered with no hesitation, NFL. Through all the many odds you persevered and made your dreams come true. You inspire me everyday and you should be so proud of yourself. I love you!”

The happy couple just celebrated their five-year dating anniversary in September.

Patriots rookie QB Bailey Zappe and his girlfriend, Hannah Lewis. Photo courtsey of Instagram/Hannah Lewis

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