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Greg Knapp
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Knapp in 2008
Atlanta Falcons
Position:Quarterbacks coach
Personal information
Born: (1963-03-05) March 5, 1963 (age 56)
Long Beach, California
Career information
College:Sacramento State
Undrafted:1986
Career history
As player:
* Kansas City Chiefs (1986)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As coach:
* Sacramento State (1986–1988)
Running backs coach
  • Sacramento State (1989–1990)
    Wide receivers coach
  • Sacramento State (1991–1994)
    Assistant head coach & offensive coordinator
  • San Francisco 49ers (1997–1998)
    Offensive quality control
  • San Francisco 49ers (1998–2000)
    Quarterbacks coach
  • San Francisco 49ers (2001–2003)
    Offensive coordinator
  • Atlanta Falcons (2004–2006)
    Offensive coordinator
  • Oakland Raiders (2007–2008)
    Offensive coordinator
  • Seattle Seahawks (2009)
    Offensive coordinator
  • Houston Texans (2010–2011)
    Quarterbacks coach
  • Oakland Raiders (2012)
    Offensive coordinator
  • Denver Broncos (2013–2016)
    Quarterbacks coach
  • Atlanta Falcons (2018–present)
    Quarterbacks coach
  • Career highlights and awards
    * Super Bowl Champion (50)
    Coaching stats at PFR

    Gregory Fishbeck Knapp (born March 5, 1963) is an American football coach who is the quarterbacks coach for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). He has also been the offensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers, Falcons, Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks.

    Playing careerEdit

    As a quarterback at Sacramento State University, Knapp enjoyed a distinguished career where he ranked among the Hornets' career leaders with more than 3,800 passing yards and 32 touchdown passes. He went to training camps with the Kansas City Chiefs in 1986, Los Angeles Raiders in 1987-1990 and the San Francisco 49ers in 1992-1994.[1][2][3] Prior to joining the 49ers as a coach, Knapp spent nine years on the coaching staff of Sacramento State, as running backs coach from 1986–1989, receivers coach from 1989–1990 and offensive coordinator/assistant head coach from 1991–1994. Knapp's coaching career at Sacramento State included the 1988 season where Sacramento State reached the semifinals of the NCAA Division II Football Championship.[4]

    Coaching careerEdit

    San Francisco 49ersEdit

    Knapp spent nine years in various positions with the San Francisco 49ers: offensive quality control from 1995 to 1997, quarterbacks coach from 1998 to 2000, and offensive coordinator from 2001 to 2003, featuring the West coast offense. [5]

    Atlanta FalconsEdit

    He was named offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons from 2004 to 2006, helping to form Michael Vick at quarterback as a potent two-way offensive threat. The 2004 Atlanta Falcons finished first in the NFC South with an 11-5 record.

    Oakland RaidersEdit

    Knapp then went to the Oakland Raiders as offensive coordinator in 2007 and 2008, but these teams struggled on offense.

    Seattle SeahawksEdit

    In 2009, Knapp was hired by the Seattle Seahawks as offensive coordinator

    Houston TexansEdit

    Knapp then was the quarterbacks coach of the Houston Texans from 2010 to 2011, helping mold Matt Schaub into a premier quarterback. The 2011 Texans finished the season 10–6 and first place in the AFC South.

    Return to OaklandEdit

    Before the start of the 2012 NFL season, he was named by new head coach Dennis Allen, whom he met as a fellow coach in Atlanta, as offensive coordinator of the Raiders a second time around. To strengthen the offensive line, the Raiders' general manager, Reggie McKenzie, picked the Texans' right guard, Mike Brisiel, as a free agent. After a season marked by a switch to a zone-blocking scheme at Knapp's urging, and the resulting ineffectiveness of the Raiders' key offensive threat, running back Darren McFadden, Knapp was relieved of his duties as the Raiders offensive coordinator on December 31, 2012.

    Denver BroncosEdit

    Knapp was hired as the quarterbacks coach for the Denver Broncos on January 18, 2013.

    On February 7, 2016, Knapp was part of the Broncos coaching staff that won Super Bowl 50. In the game, the Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers by a score of 24–10.[6]

    After Vance Joseph got hired as head coach for the Broncos, he and Knapp parted ways.

    Return to AtlantaEdit

    On January 22, 2018, Knapp returned to the Atlanta Falcons as their quarterbacks coach.

    Coaching treeEdit

    NFL head coaches under whom Greg Knapp has served:

    External linksEdit

    ReferencesEdit

    Template:Super Bowl 50

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