Nicknamed ” Buttons,
“He” was called back home in paradise, where he will be reunited with his father, “said the family iA declaration.
“Those of us who were lucky enough to have known him know that he wished even this moment was conducive to learning,” the statement said. “So this is it… ‘Live each day like it’s your last, and love those around you like it won’t last!’ “
Knapp collided with a single motorist in California on Saturday, according to the San Ramon Police Department. After a preliminary investigation, authorities said they did not suspect drugs and / or alcohol were a factor in the incident. Police said the driver of the vehicle cooperated with the investigation.
San Ramon is approximately 30 miles east of Oakland.
Knapp was hired by the Jets to be the passing specialist in January after spending the past three seasons with the Atlanta Falcons as a quarterback coach. Knapp helped the Denver Broncos win the Super Bowl in the 2015 season while he was the quarterbacks coach for four seasons. The veteran coach also spent 10 seasons as the offensive coordinator for the then San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons, Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders.
“Losing a loved one is always a challenge, but it’s more difficult when it’s completely unexpected,” said the Jets head coach. Robert Saleh said in a statement
. “Charlotte, Jordan, Natalie and Camille, please accept our deepest condolences. Greg had such an inner peace that people always seemed to turn to. He lived life in a loving way that helped him connect with people from all walks of life. in a unique way. During his short stay here, I think the members of this organization were fortunate enough to experience this connection. Greg, thank you for everything you have shared with us, we will miss you brother. “
“During his short stay with us, Greg had an immediate influence on those who had the pleasure of spending the least 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 also with the countless others around the world on whom he has had an indelible positive influence. “