Jets passing game coach Greg Knapp is in the hospital and in critical condition after being struck by a car while riding his bicycle over the weekend in California, the team confirmed on Monday.
Mike Klis of 9News was the first to report the accident via Knapp’s agent, Jeff Sperbeck.
“Greg is an amazing father and husband whose passion for life can be felt in all his interactions with people. He is our rock and biggest support, pushing us to all strive to better ourselves each day with constant love and inspiration,” the Knapp family said via a Jets official statement. “While many know him for his achievements as a coach, his impact as a father and husband are far greater. We are so fortunate to have him in our lives. We are sincerely thankful to all those who have continued to reach out and provide support — it has meant the world to us. We ask that you continue to pray for Greg and our family during this time.”
Knapp joined the Jets this offseason to mentor rookie QB Zach Wilson, but has been in the NFL as a coach for the last 23 years, including stints with the San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons (twice), Las Vegas/Oakland Raiders (twice), Seattle Seahawks, Houston Texans, and Denver Broncos — the last of which he won Super Bowl 50 with.
“Greg is such an amazing individual it is hard to imagine the challenge facing him and his family,” head coach Robert Saleh said. “Greg’s fun nature, kind disposition, and wealth of knowledge has allowed him to make genuine connections with all of our coaches, players and staff since he has been here. I ask that you keep him in your prayers as we all pull for him to recover from this horrific accident.”