Report: Jets passing game coach Greg Knapp critically injured in bicycle accident

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Long-time NFL assistant coach and current New York Jets passing game specialist Greg Knapp is in the hospital in critical condition due to injuries sustained in a bicycle accident this weekend, according to Mike Klis of 9NEWS.

Knapp’s agent, Jeff Sperbeck, confirmed to Klis that Knapp was injured when his bicycle was struck by a car over the weekend in California.

Knapp has spent 23 years coaching in the NFL for seven different franchises. Robert Saleh brought Knapp to the Jets this offseason after he spent the past three seasons as a quarterbacks coach with the Atlanta Falcons. Knapp has severed as an offensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons, Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks and Houston Texans.

He also spent four years as a quarterbacks coach with the Denver Broncos, including for their most recent Super Bowl victory at the end of the 2015 season.

Our thoughts are with Knapp and his family.

15 responses to “Report: Jets passing game coach Greg Knapp critically injured in bicycle accident

  1. Here’s hoping he pulls through and he had a helmet on and is devoid of any closed head injuries.

  2. I’m an avid cyclist, I peddle about 300 miles a week. I have been hit a few times by cars. Each time they split, hit and run. People no longer care about their fellow man. Greg was likely hit by someone playing on their iPhone. Good luck Gregg.

  3. People vote this down. Amazing.

    ‘Here’s hoping he pulls through and he had a helmet on and is devoid of any closed head injuries’

  4. Honestly, what’s wrong with people who are giving thumbs down to people who are wishing and hoping that Greg Knapp recovers from his injuries.I mean the guy was critically injured and is in the hospital. Seriously???

  5. 2021 Bike accidents: Shawn Bradley, paralyzed. Mark Eation, killed. Ray Allen, injured. Gregg Knapp, critically injured. Hope he comes out okay.

    I wanted to get a bike during the pandemic but I will pass and stick to my stationary bike,

  6. Riding a bike is completely different, now that everyone has a cell phone. Cars should have a device that makes it impossible to receive phone information while the motor is running. Hoping for a full recovery for Knapp.

  7. This is not a “BICYCLE ACCIDENT”. Stop parroting this, stop perpetuating this: it should be reported as “He was struck by a car”. he did not just fall off his bike on his own: he did not drive into a tree: a car struck him and nearly killed him. This perpetuates the idea that it was somehow his doing, his responsibility, just an inherent risk of biking: no! as they say, it’s like saying being bitten by a shark was a swimming accident!

  8. It’s crazy how many high profile professional athletes/coaches have been severely injured or killed recently on bikes. And that’s only of people we hear about. Praying for a full recovery. So sad…

  9. Prayers for a complete recovery Coach!! Riding a bike on public Roadways…. your taking a big gamble nowadays.

  10. Hey Maallove:
    The down voters all are real “tough” guys hiding on the internet.

    maallove says:
    July 20, 2021 at 7:07 am
    Honestly, what’s wrong with people who are giving thumbs down to people who are wishing and hoping that Greg Knapp recovers from his injuries. I mean the guy was critically injured and is in the hospital. Seriously??

  11. The ratio of thumbs down to thumbs up is a direct indicator of how far we have slipped into Idiocracy…

  12. I used to road bike years ago alone. A few idiots would try and run me off the road. I switched over to mtn biking and am glad I did. However, there are also idiot cyclists who ride side by side taking up the entire lane… and I can see why drivers get irritated at them. That said, heal up Coach Knapp!

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