Greg Knapp, NFL Assistant Coach, in Critical Condition Following Bicycle Crash

Greg Knapp, a longtime NFL assistant coach and current New York Jets passing game specialist, has been hospitalized and is in critical conditional following a bicycle accident in California over this past weekend.

According to a Monday evening report from 9News in Denver, the 58-year-old is fighting for his life after being struck by a motorist while riding his bike. Knapp's agent, Jeff Sperbeck, confirmed the accident to the news outlet and has asked for prayers in his recovery.

"Thoughts are w/former Broncos QB coach/current Jets pass specialist Greg Knapp. Heard from several players/coaches and confirmed w/agent Jeff Sperbeck that coach Knapp is hospitalized in critical condition w/serious injuries from bicycle accident over weekend in Calif," 9News writer Mike Klis tweeted on Monday.

Thoughts are w/former Broncos QB coach/current Jets pass specialist Greg Knapp. Heard from several players/coaches and confirmed w/agent Jeff Sperbeck that coach Knapp is hospitalized in critical condition w/serious injuries from bicycle accident over weekend in Calif. #9sports

— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) July 20, 2021

It has not yet been reported where the accident took place or where Knapp is receiving treatment.

Knapp has worked as an assistant coach in the NFL, primarily working with quarterbacks, since 1997. He has worked in different capacities with several different franchises, including serving as an offensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers, the Atlanta Falcons, the Oakland Raiders, the Seattle Seahawks and the Houston Texans, Yahoo Sports reported.

Knapp also worked as a quarterbacks coach with the Denver Broncos from 2013 to 2016, where, on his watch, quarterback Peyton Manning set a single-season passing record with 55 touchdowns and 5,477 yards, 9News reported. Knapp was the quarterbacks coach for the Broncos most recent Super Bowl victory in 2015.

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NFL assistant coach Greg Knapp is in critical condition following a bicycle accident in California. Here, Knapp, then with the Atlanta Falcons, looks on in the fourth quarter during a game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on October 6, 2019 in Houston. Mark Brown/Getty Images

In January, he was hired for his most recent position with the Jets, who are under the leadership of newly named head coach Robert Saleh. Earlier this year, Saleh signed a five-year deal with the Jets after serving as defensive coordinator for the 49ers.

Saleh, who is Lebanese American, became the fourth minority head coach in the NFL along with Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Mike Flores of the Miami Dolphins and Ron Rivera of the Washington Football Team.

Knapp was added to Saleh's staff to serve as an experienced voice alongside Mike LaFleur, a first-time offensive coordinator. In this position, Knapp has worked closely with rookie quarterback Zach Wilson during off-season practices and is expected to play a key role in the young player's development.

As of Tuesday, the details of Knapp's bicycle accident and extent of his injuries were unclear.

Newsweek reached out to the New York Jets for additional comment but did not hear back in time for publication.