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Jets passing game specialist Greg Knapp is reportedly hospitalized in critical condition after a bicycle accident in California. 

According to Mike Klis, who covers the Denver Broncos for 9News, Knapp was riding his bicycle when he was struck by a car over the weekend, sustaining "serious injuries."

Knapp was brought in this offseason to serve on head coach Robert Saleh's staff, embarking on his 26th season as a coach in the National Football League. 

"Greg is such an amazing individual it is hard to imagine the challenge facing him and his family," Saleh said in a statement released by the Jets Tuesday. "Greg’s fun nature, kind disposition, and wealth of knowledge has allowed him to make genuine connections with all of our coaches, players and staff since he has been here. I ask that you keep him in your prayers as we all pull for him to recover from this horrific accident."

The veteran spent three seasons (from 2018-20) as the quarterbacks coach of the Falcons. Before that, he was the Broncos quarterbacks coach for another four years, helping Denver win a Super Bowl in 2015.

The 58-year-old has also worked as an offensive coordinator for 10 seasons previously over the course of his career, making stops with the Raiders, Seahawks, Falcons and 49ers

A statement from Knapp's family was also released by the Jets on Tuesday morning.

"Greg is an amazing father and husband whose passion for life can be felt in all his interactions with people. He is our rock and biggest supporter, pushing us to all strive to better ourselves each day with constant love and inspiration. While many know him for his achievements as a coach, his impact as a father and husband are far greater. We are so fortunate to have him in our lives. We are sincerely thankful to all those who have continued to reach out and provide support – it has meant the world to us. We ask that you continue to pray for Greg and our family during this time."

This story will be updated with more information.


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