New York Jets assistant coach Greg Knapp dies at 58 after bicycling accident

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New York Jets assistant coach Greg Knapp died Thursday as the result of injuries suffered in a bicycle riding accident over the weekend in California.

The San Jose Mercury News reported Knapp, 58, suffered brain trauma and other injuries as a result of being it by a car on Saturday. He’d been in Walnut Creek’s John Muir Health Medical Center, and his death at 11:32 a.m. was confirmed by a hospital spokesman.

Knapp was an NFL assistant for more than 25 years, starting with the 49ers in 1995. He was hired this year as the New York Jets’ passing game specialist under new coach Robert Saleh and spent this offseason tutoring rookie quarterback Zach Wilson.

Among those quarterbacks Knapp coached were Steve Young, Carson Palmer, Mike Vick, Peyton Manning, and Matt Ryan. He won a Super Bowl as the QB coach with the Denver Broncos in 2016.

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“Greg is such an amazing individual, it is hard to imagine the challenge facing him and his family,” Saleh said in a statement released by the team Tuesday. “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.”

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