The five-time Pro Bowler gave Arians a set of three Kangol driving hats -- one each in red, white and black -- with an embroidered Arians logo as well as an accomplishment from Arians’ career.
The red hat has “V-Tech Class of 1974” embroidered on it, referring to Virginia Tech, Arians’ alma mater.
The white hat has “NFL COY 2012” on it, which refers to Arians winning the 2012 NFL coach of the year award when he was interim coach with the Indianapolis Colts.
And the black hat has “NFL COY 2014,” honoring Arians’ 2014 NFL coach of the year award from last season.
That style of hat has become synonymous with Arians since he was hired by Arizona in 2013. The hats Arians typically dons around team activities, such as postgame and weekly press conferences, are made by New Era, the official headwear provider to the NFL. Arians unsuccessfully lobbied the NFL in 2013 to let him wear the hats on the sideline but he bucked the league in Week 14 when he wore one of his signature hats on the sideline when he coached against the Minnesota Vikings. The New Era hats are sold to raise money for the Arians Family Foundation.