“Those of us who were so blessed to have known him, know that he would have wanted even this moment to be a teachable one,” the statement says. “So this is it…’Live every day as if it’s your last, and love those around you like it won’t last!'”
San Ramon is about 30 miles east of Oakland.
Knapp was hired by the Jets to be the passing-game specialist in January after spending the last three seasons with the Atlanta Falcons as the quarterbacks’ coach. Knapp helped the Denver Broncos win the Super Bowl in the 2015 season when he was the quarterbacks’ coach for four seasons. The coaching veteran also spent 10 seasons as an offensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons, Seattle Seahawks and the then-Oakland Raiders.