The brilliant and unusual career of Bruce Arians has come to an end.

The Arizona Cardinals coach announced his retirement from coaching during a tearful, emotional news conference Monday.

“The tears you see are really tears of joy, peace,” Arians said. “I’ll miss the players. I’ll miss coming out of the locker room, hearing the national anthem because it still gets me …

“I probably truly didn’t know until that kick [Sunday] went through that I was going to retire. I know everybody speculated for months … you now have the story. Like I said, it’s been an unbelievable journey.”