Redskins Rookie Alfred Morris Rides in 1991 Mazda 626 for Some Serious Swag

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterSeptember 20, 2012

Alfred Morris has one of the sweetest rides in the NFL. Wait, we meant to say one of the jankiest. 

The Redskins' rookie running back has a car that continues to grow in fame. The young man is driving around in a '91 hooptie, and we can't help but fall in love with it. 

The Redskins Blog (h/t Busted Coverage) reports on a car that may very well go for about $1,000 if the professional athlete ever decided to sell it. 

Here is the 1991 Mazda 626, affectionately called his "Bentley," in all its glory. 

Before you brand this thing as a clunker Morris should throw away, especially considering he is signed to a four-year, $2.223 million contract, think of it as a fond piece of nostalgia for the 23-year-old. 

It reminds him of his journey, literally and emotionally, from Florida Atlantic University to starting in the NFL with the Washington Redskins. 

The man who ran for 144 yards and two touchdowns in his first two games had this to say about his trials and tribulations on bringing that car up from Florida:

“It’s a stick-shift,” Morris said. “I had to teach myself how to drive it.”

Which made for some interesting road trips.

“It was rough,” Morris recalled. “I put my emergency lights on, and people would be driving behind me, and I’d be like, ‘My emergency lights are on — stop following me.’

“I’d be stalling at lights and stuff and just sitting there trying to get it started back up, and I’d be like, ‘I have emergency lights on. Why would you get behind me? You see the lights — go around.’”

Those fortunate enough had similar cars, paperweights to others but priceless relics to us. It seems this "Bentley" is growing on those around the running back:

But my friends just teased me like, ‘Man, what are you doing in that piece of crap?’ and I’d say, ‘Oh, you talkin’ ’bout that Bentley right there?' The name just stuck, and eventually all my friends would be like, ‘Hey let me get a ride in the Bentley!'

As for the going rate on one of these bad boys?

The Redskins blog maintains the Kelley Blue Book value of the car would be $1,160. At Busted Coverage, they spotted a listing for the same car at $999

I say Morris needs to hold onto this beauty because it's that rare gem that is far more valuable than any other car in the Redskins' lot. 


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