New York Jets coach Greg Knapp dies aged 58 after bike crash horror

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New York Jets assistant coach Greg Knapp has passed away at the age of 58 after sustaining life-threatening injuries in a bicycling accident near his home in California last Saturday.

Knapp was a well respected assistant coach who, through his 25-year-long career, coached the likes of Peyton Manning and Steve Young, who are both NFL Hall of Famers.

He was best known for his work with quarterbacks, and the Jets had brought him on in 2021 to work with Zach Wilson, who went second pick in the draft.

And tributes have poured in from the American sporting world to the coach.

The Denver Broncos tight-end coach, Clancy Barone, who was also Knapp's best friend, said: "The man with me in this photo: great friend for 40 years. College teammate. Best friend in the coaching profession.

"We always made sure our lockers were next to each other in our coaching journey… including 2 Super Bowls!!!

"Knapper… one of kin in more ways than we can count. Rest in Peace."

Knapp spent six years in the NFL, where he played for three separate teams: Kansas City Chiefs, LA Raiders, and the San Fransisco 49ers.

His career highlight came at Super Bowl 50 when the Broncos saw off the Carolina Panthers in a 24-10 victory at the Levi's Stadium in California in 2016.

It was Knapp's final year at the Broncos, but he took them to the summit of the sport as their quarterback coach, and Manning – who Knapp coached – was named the MVP.

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