Greg Knapp to be named Falcons’ QB coach


Former Falcons offensive coordinator Greg Knapp is set to be named the team’s quarterbacks coach, a person familiar with the search told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sunday.

Knapp, 54, a longtime NFL assistant, was the Falcons offensive coordinator from 2004-06. He helped the Falcons get to the NFC title game with Michael Vick at quarterback after the 2004 regular season. 

He has also coached at San Francisco, Oakland, Seattle, Houston and Denver.

He coached with Falcons coach Dan Quinn in San Francisco (2001-03) and Seattle (2009). He was Peyton Manning’s position coach when the Broncos won Super Bowl 50.

Jedd Fisch, Ken Dorsey and Darrell Bevell also were considered for the position to replace Bush Hamdan, who left to become the offensive coordinator at the University of Washington. Falcons coach Dan Quinn said last week that starting quarterback Matt Ryan would not have input in the decison. Quinn added that Ryan said he trusted the coach to select a quarterbacks coach that would be a good fit.

Knapp could aid offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, who served in his first year as a NFL coordinator last season and had uneven results. 

 


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