Jets assistant Greg Knapp dies from bike accident injuries
Longtime NFL assistant coach Greg Knapp died Thursday from injuries he sustained in a bike accident last weekend. He was 58 years old.
Knapp’s agent Jeff Sperbeck and his friend, Chicago Bears assistant coach Clancy Barone, delivered the news.
Knapp was biking near his home in Danville, Calif., on Saturday afternoon when he was struck by a vehicle at a busy intersection. He suffered major head and body injuries and never regained consciousness.
He died at the John Muir Health Medical Center in Walnut Creek, Calif.
“We’ll miss him,” Barone told the Sacramento Bee. “Knapper was so sincere in everything he did. … I know Knapper. He wouldn’t want any of us to feel sorry for him, to slow down. He’d demand that we continue, that we live life and that when you go out to dinner, order the most expensive steak and the best bottle of wine because that’s the Knapper charm and life is good.”
Knapp was preparing to report to his first training camp with the New York Jets as their passing game coordinator.
Knapp was a member of the Denver Broncos’ coaching staff in 2015 when Peyton Manning guided the franchise to a Super Bowl victory.
Knapp has also worked for the Texans, 49ers, Falcons, Seahawks and Raiders in a 25-year NFL career that stretches back to 1997.
–Field Level Media