He listened to Herm Edwards’ advice: Alfred Morris still drives Mazda 626

If you made $1.6 million, would you drive this car? Alfred Morris' Mazda 626

If you made $1.6 million, would you drive this car? Alfred Morris’ Mazda 626

I’ve dutifully chronicled the financial downfall of free-spending former Miami Dolphins cornerback Will Allen, who’s broke and facing federal fraud charges. Here’s a report from the opposite side of the spending spectrum: Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris still drives a Mazda 626 that’s older than he is, The Wall Street Journal reports.

During Morris’ first year in the NFL, the Post’s Hal Habib wrote that Morris referred to his cheap car as his Bentley. At the time, Morris was as unheralded rookie from Florida Atlantic University. This season, though, the Redskins paid him nearly $1.6 million — and Morris still drives the junker. But only when it rains or snows. On nice days, Morris rides his bike to work.

The Redskins’ locker room is full of cheapskates, The Journal says. Quarterback Kirk Cousins drives a dented van and frets about blowing his fleeting riches on depreciating assets. And D-lineman Ryan Kerrigan still shares a suburban apartment with a roommate, even after signing a contract worth $57.5 million.

It’s the sort of frugality that would make Herm Edwards proud. The former NFL coach famously admonishes rookies to buy just one of everything — one house, one car, one piece of jewelry.

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