Where does Tyler Van Dyke rank among 2022 returning QBs nationally?

Oct 30, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 30, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

Tyler Van Dyke had a breakout season for the Miami football team in 2021. After completing 62.3 percent of his passes for 2,931 yards, 25 touchdowns and six interceptions, Van Dyke was named the ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year and Rookie of the Year. Van Dyke is one of the best QBs in college football entering 2022.

Tyler Van Dyke is on many lists for 2022 Heisman Trophy Candidates and the best QBs. The ACC was full of great QBs in 2021. With Van Dyke as a starter in 2021, Miami finished 6-3. Van Dyke outdueled ACC Player of the Year Kenny Pickett of Pittsburgh and Devin Leary of North Carolina State among other wins.

In their list of “Top 10 returning quarterbacks in college football for the 2022 season.” Pro Football Focus has four ACC quarterbacks. Van Dyke is listed fourth among the ACC QBs by PFF. Sam Hartman of Wake Forest is the highest-ranked returning ACC QB. PFF lists Hartman is fifth nationally per PFF.

The remaining ACC QBs ahead of Van Dyke are Brennan Armstrong of Virginia who is fifth and Kedon Slovis who transferred from USC to Pittsburgh to replace Pickett and is ranked ninth. Van Dyke will get a chance to avenge the Hurricanes lost to Virginia last season and defeat Slovis and Pittsburgh.


"10. TYLER VAN DYKE, MIAMI HURRICANES“After some early-season struggles and the loss of starting quarterback D’Eriq King to injury, Miami was down in the dumps in 2021. That was until redshirt freshman quarterback Tyler Van Dyke stepped in and showed a lot of promise.The 2020 four-star recruit, who was also one of the best pitchers in his region in high school, earned a 75.5 PFF grade across nine starts in 2021. He recorded multiple big-time throws in all but one ACC start and tied for second in the Power Five in big-time throw rate, 7.1%.The 6-foot-4, 224-pounder throws with excellent touch and can hit the big play downfield. Van Dyke is only scratching the surface.”"

Van Dyke showed his ability to throw downfield in his nine starts. Despite not starting the first three games this season, Van Dyke finished tied 13th nationally (including Armstrong) with 26 pass plays of 30 yards or more. Miami and Van Dyke lose their top two WRs in 2022 but have a talented group returning.

Keyshawn Smith is likely to become the deep play threat for Miami replacing Charleston Rambo who left for the NFL. Rising sophomore Jacolby George will be another big-play receiver to watch for Miami. Van Dyke showed the ability to get the ball to his playmakers in his first season as the starting QB.

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Van Dyke will have to adapt to a new offense in 2022. Offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee left Miami to become the head coach at SMU. New Miami head coach Mario Cristobal is still searching for a new OC. When Cristobal was hired last month he said of Van Dyke “ there’s not a better quarterback in the country.”