Greg Knapp, the Fresh York Jets’ passing game specialist and longtime NFL assistant coach, died Thursday. He became 58.
Jeff Sperbeck, Knapp’s agent, acknowledged in an announcement his client died Thursday morning.
“This day at 11: 32 am PST, Greg Knapp (aka Knapper) became called again home to Heaven, the keep he shall be reunited alongside with his Dad,” Sperbeck wrote.
Knapp became hospitalized Saturday after a bicycling accident whereby he became struck by a single motorist, in accordance to the San Ramon (California) Police Department.
Knapp joined first-one year Jets coach Robert Saleh’s group this offseason to again as a oldschool remark on the offensive group after spending the last three seasons with the Atlanta Falcons. He became expected to tutor rookie quarterback and No. 2 overall eradicate Zach Wilson this season.
“The loss of a beloved one is continuously a topic but is more inviting when it is totally unexpected,” Saleh acknowledged in an announcement. “Charlotte, Jordan, Natalie, and Camille please earn our most accurate condolences. Greg had such an internal peace about him that folks continuously perceived to gravitate in direction of. He lived existence in a loving contrivance that helped him connect with other folks from all walks of existence in a definite contrivance. In his instant time here, I assume the opposite folks in this group had a chance to trip that connection. Greg, thank you for all that you just dangle shared with us, you’ll be succesful of be left out brother.”
He served as the Denver Broncos’ quarterback coach from 2013-16, working with Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning to serve files the franchise to its third Immense Bowl victory within the 2015 season.
“The Denver Broncos are heartbroken by the unexpected, tragic passing of Greg Knapp, who became a phenomenal coach and even higher particular person,” the team acknowledged in an announcement. “In his four years as our quarterbacks coach, Greg became an instrumental segment of two Immense Bowl appearances and our championship bustle in 2015. The job he did coaching quarterbacks for the length of our Immense Bowl 50 season became masterful. He navigated a definite danger with poise and instincts, keeping us heading within the appropriate direction alongside with his even-keeled demeanor, distinctive teaching ability and caring nature.
“From all-time greats look after Peyton Manning to young gamers honest starting up their careers, Greg became a depended on confidant and the very definition of a ‘quarterback whisperer.’ Extra importantly, the connections and friendships he solid with gamers, coaches and group – as effectively as their households – had been exact and particular.
“We’re going to all bear in mind Knapper for his kindness, humor and enjoyable-loving potential to existence. Our group extends its deepest condolences to Greg’s wife, Charlotte; his daughters Jordan, Natalie and Camille; and the total Knapp family.”
Knapp also served as an offensive coordinator for the Falcons, Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers.
The Jets are scheduled to portray back to coaching camp on July 27.