Kirk Cousins does not own a car
Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris has received a lot of attention over the past year for driving a 1991 Mazda sedan. We’re used to seeing athletes whip around in Mercedes’ and BMWs, so the thought of an NFL player driving around in a beater is highly entertaining. But teammate Kirk Cousins has one up on Morris — the quarterback doesn’t own a car at all.
Cousins was a guest on former teammate Chris Cooley’s radio show on ESPN Radio 890 Wednesday, during which they discussed the former Michigan State star’s frugal ways.
“Every check he treats like he just got 16 dollars in college and he can’t buy a new pair of shoes,” Cooley said of Cousins, according to Dan Steinberg of DC Sports Bog. “Tell them about your budget. At what point do you feel like you’re gonna say, ‘Ah, I’ve arrived in the NFL, I can actually afford to do some things.’”
Cousins explained how Redskins players are given per-diem money of about $45 or $50 when they travel, which he thinks is the greatest thing ever. Cooley then turned the conversation to cars.
“Kirk has two cars right now,” Cooley said. “They’re both dealer cars. He hasn’t purchased a car yet. You’ve seen Alfred Morris has his car; Kirk doesn’t even own a car.”
Cousins proudly elaborated.
“Don’t own a car,” Cousins confirmed. “Don’t own a car. I got a great opportunity through Jim McKay Chevrolet in Fairfax, so I don’t have to own a car. And I have one back in my hometown, as well, in Holland. So I’m sitting good with that right now.”
So there you have it. One Redskin rides around in a 22-year-old car that almost didn’t start one day and the other only rolls in cars that belong to other people. We call that being financially responsible.