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NY Jets assistant coach Greg Knapp in critical condition

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A member of the NY Jets coaching staff, passing game specialist Greg Knapp, is reportedly in critical condition following a bicycle accident he was a part of over the weekend.

Mike Klis of 9News was the first to report the news last night with numerous outlets confirming that the longtime NFL assistant is fighting for his life in a California hospital right now.

Knapp was reportedly struck by a motorist while he was riding his bike. As a result, he sustained serious injuries. No other details have been made public at the time of writing.

The Jets released a statement from Knapp's family on Tuesday morning.

NY Jets assistant coach Greg Knapp has over 20 years of NFL experience.

Knapp was hired by the Jets in January as part of head coach Robert Saleh's new staff. He's a veteran of the game having been coaching at some level of football for the last 35 years since 1986.

A former college quarterback at Sacramento State, Knapp spent nine years coaching at his alma mater before joining the San Francisco 49ers as their offensive quality control coach in 1997.

He held various roles with the 49ers eventually being promoted to offensive coordinator in 2001. That would kickstart a run of four straight offensive coordinator jobs where he spent time with the Atlanta Falcons, Oakland Raiders, and Seattle Seahawks.

Knapp most recently served as the quarterbacks coach of the Atlanta Falcons, a role he held from 2018 to 2020. He crossed paths with current Jets defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich while in Atlanta.

Knapp was also the quarterbacks coach for Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos during their Super Bowl-winning season.

Jets head coach Robert Saleh released a statement praising Knapp and asking for prayers.

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We will continue to keep you updated on this developing story and would like to extend our deepest thoughts and prayers to Greg Knapp and his family at this time.

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