Dolphins say cost for Griffin is too high

The Miami Dolphins aren’t driven to acquire the No. 2 overall draft pick currently held by the St. Louis Rams because of the elevating cost of acquiring that pick.

The Dolphins are one of the many teams with interest in Baylor junior quarterback Robert Griffin III, but a team source told the Sun-Sentinel that the franchise isn’t inclined to part with multiple draft choices and more to move up in the first round to get Griffin.

That’s counter the position of a team like the Redskins, who have reportedly decided Griffin would be worth at least two first-round picks and possibly a veteran player in a potential trade with the Rams. The Redskins, who have the sixth pick, are reportedly competing primarily with the Browns, who have two first-round picks.

The Dolphins have the eighth overall pick and a glaring need at quarterback.

Matt Moore, who ended the season as the starter after replacing injured No. 1 quarterback Chad Henne, is the Dolphins’ starter right now, according to new coach Joe Philbin.

But Miami is expected to be a player in the free-agent market, and Henne has been told he won’t likely return.

Green Bay’s Matt Flynn, who was coached by Philbin, is a free agent and after four years with the Packers and just three starts, coach Mike McCarthy said he’s ready to be a starter. Philbin has been complimentary of Flynn, comparing his professional body of work to that of Aaron Rodgers, who had minimal playing time behind Brett Favre when he first became the Packers’ starter.

The Dolphins are also one of the teams most often mentioned in the Peyton Manning chase. Manning’s future in Indianapolis remains doubtful after four neck procedures and a relationship that appears to be splintering with the Colts making moves toward rebuilding.

Indianapolis has the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 draft and is expected to draft Stanford junior Andrew Luck.