Miami Hurricanes' QB Tyler Van Dyke against Southern Miss. Sep 10, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Miami Hurricanes quarterback Tyler Van Dyke (9) attempts a pass against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Wisconsin Badgers finished with a 7-5 record in the first year of head coach Luke Fickell’s tenure with the program. As they look to improve in the 2024 season, they will do so with a different quarterback at the helm.

Wisconsin had a revolving door at the quarterback this past season. Both sixth-year quarterback Tanner Mordecai and freshman quarterback Braedyn Locke started games for the Badgers last season. And neither exactly lit the world on fire with their play.

This led the Badgers to look elsewhere in the transfer portal. According to 247 Sports, former Miami Hurricanes quarterback Tyler Van Dyke has decided to transfer to Wisconsin.

Van Dyke has started each of the last three years for the Hurricanes, most recently throwing for 2,703 yards with 19 touchdowns and 12 interceptions on the year. He led all full-time starters in the ACC in completion percentage for the 2023 season, completing 65.8 percent of his passes.

Wisconsin fans chimed in on the acquisition of Van Dyke on social media.

Tanner Mordecai will be moving on with his final year of eligibility coming in 2023. So that means that Van Dyke will likely compete with Braedyn Locke for the starting quarterback job next year.

Given Van Dyke’s significant edge in experience over Locke, you would have to expect that he will have the upper hand in that battle going into spring camp.

On paper, it certainly seems like a solid addition to a Wisconsin roster that desperately needs an increase in production for their passing game.

[247 Sports]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.