New York Jets assistant coach Greg Knapp died today (July 22) at the age of 58.
Knapp was struck by a car while riding his bicycle in Northern California on Saturday. He was rendered unconscious immediately and then transported to John Muir Medical Center.
Jeff Sperbeck, Knapp’s agent, announced that he never regained consciousness and was surrounded by his mom, wife, brother, and his 3 daughters at the time of his death.
“Greg had such an inner peace about him that people always seemed to gravitate towards,” New York Jets Head Coach Robert Saleh said in a press statement. “He lived life in a loving way that helped him connect with people from all walks of life in a unique way. In his short time here, I believe the people in this organization had a chance to experience that connection.”
Knapp spent a total of 33 years coaching football with 24 of them working in the NFL as an Offensive Coordinator and Quarterback Coach.
Click here to read the statement from the family of Greg Knapp.
Rest In Peace, Greg Knapp.
RIP, Knapper.— New York Jets (@nyjets) July 22, 2021
#Jets assistant coach Greg Knapp has passed away at the age of 58.— The Jet Press (@TheJetPress) July 22, 2021
He leaves behind a wife and three daughters.
An awful, terrible tragedy.
Our thoughts go out to the Knapp family at this time — Jets Nation stands with you. https://t.co/UTCHr5F9sm
“He was a tremendous football coach who achieved at the highest levels of our game, but more importantly he was a wonderful person who had the love, admiration and respect of those who were blessed to work with him.” - Arthur Blank— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) July 22, 2021
Rest In Peace, Greg Knapp. pic.twitter.com/aEJJiTliQb
The Raiders are saddened and stunned to hear of the passing of Greg Knapp, who served as offensive coordinator over two stints with the Silver and Black.— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) July 22, 2021
The thoughts and prayers of the entire Raider Nation are with Coach Knapp’s family during this extremely difficult time. pic.twitter.com/EdU6TGOncF
We’re heartbroken by the sudden, tragic passing of former Broncos QB Coach Greg Knapp.— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) July 22, 2021
We will all remember “Knapper” for his kindness, humor and fun-loving approach to life.
We’re sending our deepest condolences to the entire Knapp family. 🧡 pic.twitter.com/ou5Z2QihzS
RIP to Coach Greg Knapp— 𝙅𝙀𝙏𝙎 𝙈𝙀𝘿𝙄𝘼🛫 (@NYJets_Media) July 22, 2021
Thoughts goes out to the entire Knapp family from Jets Nation 💚 pic.twitter.com/fxE7QiVjNV