Aside from instating a youth movement within the team, the Miami Dolphins had another reason behind the recent promotion of rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, a contributing factor behind it was the fact that Miami owns the Houston Texans' first- and second-round picks in next year's NFL Draft.

The valuable assets came from the trade that sent left tackle Laremy Tunsil to the Texans last season. The Dolphins need to know what Tagovailoa can bring to the table for the second half of their campaign so they can have a better grasp on what to do ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft.

Everyone knew that the Alabama standout was bound to take over at some point, but the timing of the quarterback change still came as a surprise to many as Ryan Fitzpatrick was having an applaudable performance as the Dolphins' QB1. He tallied 1,535 passing yards on 138 completions and even recorded a career-best 70.1% completion percentage through six games as a starter.

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On the other end of the deal, Tunsil secured the bag as he was signed to a three-year, $66 million contract extension with $57.85 million guaranteed with the Texans, making him the highest-paid offensive lineman in terms of annual value. Despite having talents like Tunsil and Deshaun Watson at the helm, the Texans are still finding ways to disappoint with a 1-6 record.

If Houston continues to struggle, Miami will be the proud owners of a high draft pick in 2021. There are a number of quarterbacks slated to go high in the draft, including Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields. If the Dolphins like what they see in Tua, perhaps they go in another direction or look to trade the pick to a team in desperate need of a quarterback. If they don't like what they see, though, taking another quarterback high could be on the table.