Tyler Van Dyke announces deal with trading card company

Nov 20, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 20, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

Miami Hurricanes quarterback Tyler Van Dyke announced a deal with The Players Strunk for his first official trading card. Van Dyke tweeted an announcement of the deal on Thursday. The trading card deal is the latest one for Van Dyke who is a projected Heisman Trophy Candidate entering the 2022 season.

Tyler Van Dyke has a Name, Image and Likeness evaluation of $774k which ranks 22nd overall and 15th in college football according to an evaluation by On3 sports. The per post value for a Van Dyke endorsement is $2,100 according to On3. Van Dyke has 15.1K Twitter followers and 9.1K Instagram followers.

In the last 13 weeks, Van Dyke has increased his NIL value by 697k and 900 percent. On April 26 the NIL value for Van Dyke was $87,000. Van Dyke is the only Miami athlete ranked in the top 100 in NIL value. In less than a year, Van Dyke has become the face of the Miami football program. Van Dyke could be a top 2023 NFL Draft pick.

The rise of Van Dyke is remarkable. When he signed with Miami in the Class of 2021, Van Dyke was rated as the 292nd ranked player, 20th ranked QB and second in Connecticut by the On3 consensus rankings. After redshirting as a freshman in 2020, Van Dyke was one of the best QBs in the country in 2021

Entering the 2022 season, Van Dyke will have to adapt to a different offense. Miami hired Broyles Award-winning offensive coordinator Josh Gattis from Michigan. Van Dyke working in a different offense than he did in 2021 under previous OC Rhett Lashlee will provide him a chance to prove he can thrive in different offenses.

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Another huge season will improve the draft stock for Van Dyke and create more potential NIL deals before leaving college. Van Dyke could become one of the bigger stars for Miami in recent memory. Miami has not had a Heisman Trophy finalist since running back Willis McGahee finished fourth and QB Ken Dorsey fifth in 2002.