September 19, 2021

New York Jets assistant coach Greg Knapp dies after hit by car while riding bike in San Ramon

SAN RAMON — Former 49ers and Raiders coach Greg Knapp has died after being hit by a car while on a bike journey in San Ramon this previous weekend, in response to a Sacramento State press launch.

ESPN reported the accident occurred Saturday close to his house in Danville, California. He was struck by a single motorist at shut to three p.m. in response to the San Ramon Police Division.

Knapp was employed by the New York Jets in January as a part of new coach Robert Saleh’s employees, serving because the cross sport specialist.

Knapp is well-liked and revered in NFL circles and has established himself as one of many league’s prime offensive-minded coaches. After a nine-year stint as an assistant at Sacramento State, the place he additionally performed quarterback, Knapp bought his first NFL job with San Francisco in 1997 as an offensive high quality management coach below Steve Mariucci. He was promoted to quarterbacks coach two years later and have become the 49ers’ offensive coordinator in 2001.

Knapp joined Jim Mora’s employees in Atlanta because the offensive coordinator in 2004, and served in the identical capability for Oakland (2007-08 and 2012) and Seattle (2009). He has additionally had stints because the quarterbacks coach for Houston (2010-11), Denver (2013-16) – the place he helped Peyton Manning set single-season passing data in 2013 – and most not too long ago the Falcons (2018-20).