New York Jets assistant coach Greg Knapp is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle while on his bicycle. The crash took place in Northern California on Saturday (July 17).
NBC News reported that “the driver stopped to render aid” for the 58-year-old NFL veteran at the scene. As of today (July 20), Knapp is suffering from life-threatening injuries and is currently being treated at John Muir Medical Center.
Statement from Knapp Family:
“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 supporter, pushing us to all strive to better ourselves each day with constant love and inspiration. 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.”
Statement from Coach Saleh:
“Greg is such an amazing individual it is hard to imagine the challenge facing him and his family. 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.”
#Jets passing game specialist Greg Knapp in critical condition after sustaining serious injuries from a bicycle accident over the weekend in California, per @MikeKlis— JetsCenter (@nyjetscenter) July 20, 2021
Thoughts are with him and his family. pic.twitter.com/CjGZGRONCD
Thoughts are w/former Broncos QB coach/current Jets pass specialist Greg Knapp. Heard from several players/coaches and confirmed w/agent Jeff Sperbeck that coach Knapp is hospitalized in critical condition w/serious injuries from bicycle accident over weekend in Calif. #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) July 20, 2021
Greg Knapp is an NFL coaching legend and a guy so many QB's swear by. Steve Young, Michael Vick, Matt Ryan, and Peyton Manning among just a few of the names he's worked with in his 30+ years working with QB's.— Peter Schrager (@PSchrags) July 20, 2021
Praying for the man and his family.
Greg Knapp was one of the biggest influences in my football career, the way he taught and coached. He gave me a chance when others didn’t. I love that man and am forever grateful. Please keep him and his family in your prayers.— Matt Leinart (@MattLeinartQB) July 20, 2021
Thoughts and prayers go out to former Falcons QB Coach Greg Knapp who is fighting for his life after being hit by a car while riding a bicycle in California. Knapp was hired by the Jets to tutor Zach Wilson after spending the past 3 seasons in ATL. He was OC here from 2004-2006— FOX 5 Sports (@FOX5Sports) July 20, 2021