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Greg Knapp, the NY Jets’ passing game specialist and a longtime NFL assistant, has passed away at 58 years old.

Michael Nania

Following a bicycle accident in California this past Saturday, July 17, New York Jets passing game coordinator Greg Knapp has passed away at 58 years old.

The Knapp family released a statement.

“Those of who were so blessed to have known him, know that he would have wanted even this moment to be a teachable one. So this is it… ‘Live every day as if it’s your last, and love those around like it won’t last!”, the statement reads.

“Greg’s infectious personality is most people’s first and lasting memory of him. The phrase ‘He never met a stranger’ encapsulates Knapper’s zest for life. He had a unique gift to make everyone feel special, and to Knapper, they all were.”

The statement closes, “While his family, friends, and players still had so much to learn from him and desperately wished they had more time with him, God called an audible and wanted to go over the game plan directly with him. It will certainly be a masterpiece, just like Greg!”

Head coach Robert Saleh and owner Woody Johnson released statements, via the New York Jets.

Saleh’s statement reads, “The loss of a loved one is always a challenge but is harder when it is completely unexpected. Charlotte, Jordan, Natalie, and Camille please accept our most sincere condolences.”

“Greg had such an inner peace about him that people always seemed to gravitate towards. He lived life in a loving way that helped him connect with people from all walks of life in a unique way. In his short time here, I believe the people in this organization had a chance to experience that connection. Greg, thank you for all that you have shared with us, you will be missed brother,” Saleh’s statement closes.

Johnson states, “On behalf of the entire Jets organization, I extend our deepest sympathies to the Knapp family. In his short time with us, Greg had an immediate influence on those who had the pleasure of spending the smallest amount of time with him. His legacy is not only working with some of the brightest quarterbacks the league has ever seen, but the countless others across this world he has had an indelibly positive influence on.”

Numerous Jets players have begun to express their condolences.

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2 years ago

Adversity strikes, huge loss, RIP Greg