Greg Knapp, a longtime NFL assistant coach who was hired by the Jets last January as a passing specialist, died Thursday of injuries sustained in a weekend bike accident last in California. He was 58 years old.
Knapp’s family announced through the Jets that Knapp passed away at 2:32 p.m. ET (11:32 a.m. PT) on Thursday.
“Those of us who were fortunate enough to have known him, know that he wished even this moment was conducive to learning. So that’s it …” Live each day as if it was was the last one, and love those around you like it won’t last! ‘”the family said in the statement.
Knapp was struck by a car on the afternoon of July 17 while cycling in San Ramon, Calif., In the San Francisco Bay Area. He was hospitalized in critical condition. His family said he never regained consciousness.
San Ramon Police spokeswoman Lt. Tami Williams said on Tuesday (via The Associated Press) that the driver of the car was cooperating and that drugs or alcohol did not appear to be a factor in it. accident.
The Jets hired Knapp in the offseason to be on the staff of new head coach Robert Saleh. Knapp began his coaching career in the NFL with the 49ers in 1997. He was the offensive coordinator for the 49ers, Falcons, Raiders and Seahawks. He was quarterback coach for the Texans and Broncos.
“He lived his life in a loving way that has helped him connect with people from all walks of life in a unique way. During his short stay here, I think members of this organization had the chance to experience that connection, ”Saleh said in a statement. press release published by the team.
Knapp is survived by his wife, Charlotte; three daughters: Jordan, Natalie and Camille; and his brother.