Tragedy has struck the New York Jets and the group as a complete is pulling for Greg Knapp, the newly-installed go recreation specialist for 2021. Knapp, 58, was reportedly driving his bicycle this week when he was struck by a car, per Mike Klis of 9News in Denver. He’s presently in vital situation and, on Tuesday, his household launched a press release relating to the accident — by way of the staff.
“Greg is a tremendous father and husband whose ardour for all times may be felt in all his interactions with folks,” the assertion learn. “He’s our rock and largest supporter, pushing us to all attempt to raised ourselves every day with fixed love and inspiration. Whereas many know him for his achievements as a coach, his influence as a father and husband are far larger. We’re so lucky to have him in our lives.
“We’re sincerely grateful to all those that have continued to achieve out and supply help — it has meant the world to us. We ask that you just proceed to wish for Greg and our household presently.”
Head coach Robert Saleh additionally issued touch upon Knapp’s standing.
“Greg is such a tremendous particular person it’s laborious to think about the problem going through him and his household,” stated Saleh. “Greg’s enjoyable nature, type disposition, and wealth of data has allowed him to make real connections with all of our coaches, gamers and employees since he has been right here. I ask that you just preserve him in your prayers as all of us pull for him to get better from this horrific accident.”
Previous to becoming a member of the Jets this offseason, Knapp served as quarterbacks coach for the Atlanta Falcons for 3 seasons, having additionally held that function for a number of NFL groups prior — together with successful a Tremendous Bowl with the Denver Broncos — over the course of a longstanding skilled teaching profession that features stints as offensive coordinator as effectively. Additionally having a number of years of collegiate teaching expertise beneath his belt, he certainly does convey a wealth of data and knowledge to his new place in New York, and is primed to assist the event of second-overall choose Zach Wilson. That now turns into tertiary to the present battle for his life, nevertheless.