The Carson Wentz era is arriving sooner than expected.

The Philadelphia Eagles have traded quarterback Sam Bradford to a desperate Minnesota Vikings team for a 2017 first-round pick and a fourth-round selection in 2018.

The Vikings, who consider themselves a legitimate Super Bowl contender, suffered a devastating setback last week when their starter, Teddy Bridgewater, was lost for the season with a catastrophic, non-contact knee injury at practice, which included both a dislocation and  a torn ACL.

Minnesota general manager Rick Spielman had indicated he would not mortgage the Vikings' future in looking for a replacement and was content to go with veteran backup Shaun Hill, ironically Bradford’s former caddie in St. Louis.

As for Philadelphia, meanwhile, this likely means Chase Daniel is your starter Week 1 against Cleveland and the timetable for Wentz, the No. 2 overall pick in April’s draft, getting on the field moves up dramatically.

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