Former Broncos quarterback coach Greg Knapp died Thursday from injuries, days after a bicycle accident he was hit by a car in California.
Knapp’s death was confirmed by longtime friend/former Broncos assistant coach Clancy Barone on Instagram and by Knapp’s alma mater, Sacramento State.
Knapp was 58 years old and in his first year as a passing game specialist for the New York Jets. He was a Broncos assistant from 2013–16, under coaches John Fox and Gary Kubiak.
After coaching at Sacramento State from 1986–1996, Knapp entered the NFL as a quality control coach with the San Francisco 49ers, rising to quarterback coach (1998–2000) and offensive coordinator (2001–03).
Knapp coordinated offenses in Atlanta (2004–06), Oakland (2007–08 and ’12) and Seattle (2009) and as quarterback coach for Houston (2010–11), Broncos and Atlanta (2018–20). worked in
The quarterbacks coached by Knapp were Steve Young, Jeff Garcia, Michael Vick, Peyton Manning and Matt Ryan.
2009-16 Broncos assistant Barron said in his Instagram post that Knapp was “a great find for 40 years. College mate. Best friend in the coaching profession. We always made sure that during our coaching journey our lockers were one Be next to the other. … One of a kind in more ways than we can count.”