New York Jets colleague mentor Greg Knapp has passed on, five days in the wake of being associated with a bicycling crash, the Knapp family reported on Thursday. He was 58.
Nicknamed “Knapper,” he “was called back home to Heaven, where he will be reunited with his Dad,” the family said in an assertion.
“Those of us who were so blessed to have known him, know that he would have wanted even this moment to be a teachable one,” the statement says. “So this is it…’Live every day as if it’s your last, and love those around you like it won’t last!'”
Knapp slammed into a solitary driver on Saturday in California, as per the San Ramon Police Department. After a preliminary investigation, authorities said they don’t presume drugs and additionally liquor were a factor in the incident. Police said the driver of the vehicle helped out the examination.
San Ramon is around 30 miles east of Oakland.
Knapp was employed by the Jets to be the passing-game expert in January in the wake of expenditure the last three seasons with the Atlanta Falcons as the quarterbacks’ mentor. Knapp helped the Denver Broncos win the Super Bowl in the 2015 season when he was the quarterbacks’ mentor for four seasons. The coaching veteran likewise burned through 10 seasons as a hostile facilitator for the San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons, Seattle Seahawks and the then-Oakland Raiders.
“The loss of a loved one is always a challenge but is harder when it is completely unexpected,” Jets head coach Robert Saleh said in a statement. “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.”
“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,” Jets Chairman Woody Johnson said. “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.”
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