New York Jets assistant coach Greg Knapp, who has trained some of football’s most renowned quarterbacks, was in critical condition on Tuesday following a cycling accident in northern California, said his agent and his wife.
Knapp, 58, an avid cyclist who lives in Danville during the offseason, was riding on Saturday when a motorist swerved into the bike path and collided with the veteran coach of nearby San Ramon, the officer said. Jeff Sperbeck.
The driver stopped to rescue, according to Sperbeck.
After the 2:50 p.m. crash near the corner of Dougherty and Bollinger Canyon Roads, Knapp was rushed to San Ramon Regional Medical Center before being transferred to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, a door said. -spoken from the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District.
“If everyone could keep praying because we need a little miracle right now,” his wife, Charlotte Knapp, told NBC on Tuesday. “Just keep it in your prayers. “
A representative for the Jets declined to comment on Tuesday.
This upcoming campaign is Knapp’s first under the leadership of new Jets coach Robert Saleh, who was hired in January to take charge of the franchise which has suffered five consecutive years of defeat.
Knapp, the team’s passing specialist, is expected to coach rookie quarterback Zach Wilson, a BYU prodigy selected by the Jets with the second overall pick in this latest NFL draft.
Knapp has been on the NFL coaching staff for 25 years, acting as a quarterback coach or offensive coordinator for some of the league’s most famous passing attacks.
He has been a quarterback coach with the Atlanta Falcons, working alongside Pro Bowl quadruple caller Matt Ryan for the past three seasons.
Prior to coming to Atlanta, Knapp was the quarterbacks coach / passing game coordinator with the Denver Broncos, where he worked with Peyton Manning. Knapp’s three-season stint in Denver included the Broncos’ Super Bowl 50 victory.