Alfred Morris' Old Mazda Is Getting a Perfectly Sensible Makeover

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterJuly 25, 2013

Photo Credit: Redskins.com
Photo Credit: Redskins.com

Rejoice, because Alfred Morris is getting an all-new old car. 

CBS Sports' Will Brinson (h/t Chris Chase of For the Win) reports great news for fans of both the Washington Redskins running back and his classic 1991 Mazda. 

The car company is stepping up for some much-needed refurbishing to the decades old car. 

If you are wondering why Mazda would take notice of an old automobile or why an NFL player would drive around in one when he could upgrade to any number of luxury vehicles, you may have missed the captivating story told on The Redskins Blog last year. 

Wanting to stay grounded, the Redskins rookie continues to drive the car he affectionately refers to as "Bentley."

A story that crazy garnered a great deal of press and fanfare, so it makes sense that Mazda would want to freshen up what has to be Redskins fans' favorite car at the moment.

At the time, The Redskins Blog's Andrew Walker noted the Kelly Blue Book value of Morris’ Mazda 626 was about $1,160. 

Of course, that was if the car was in perfect condition. Now, here's to hoping Mazda can work its magic and get that car north of two grand by the time it is done. 

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According to Brinson's report, the car will be in the shop for 6-to-8 weeks, getting restored to "factory-floor" condition. 

Your guess is as good as mine as to what that exactly means. What it doesn't mean, according to Morris, is a flashy car that will get noticed on the streets. 

"It's not 'Pimp My Ride' or anything," Morris said. "No big rims or fish tanks in the bank."

Morris said the folks at Mazda would fix his cracked dashboard, fine tune the engine and work on the transmission to make sure he doesn't find himself on the side of the road. There's a chance they could throw a few perks in there as well, but nothing extravagant.

"Like a navigation system or something maybe," Morris said.

So, an NFL star who ran for over 1,600 yards and 13 touchdowns in his rookie season is maybe getting a navigation system in his car. 

If this kid wasn't already your favorite player, perhaps he will be after you hear what he had to say next. "I don't play for fame, I don't play for money. I play because I love [the game]."

We are nearly as giddy as Morris to see what Mazda does to restore his old car into a refurbished marvel. 

We'd also like to hear what Morris thinks about the rental car he is presumably riding around in. We hear those things have CD players in them now. 

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