So you’d like to be in Bears quarterback Justin Fields’ shoes for a moment?
First off, feel that immense burden on your back, like a few 80-pound gunny sacks of Idaho potatoes.
Next, say to yourself: ‘‘I’m carrying these spuds up that hill. I’ll show everybody. I can do it!’’
After that, well, sit down, focus the lamp, open a massive book and try to learn Mandarin as fast as you can.
If this sounds a little tough, sorry. Welcome to Fields’ cleats.
Fields, the Bears’ second-year quarterback from Ohio State, is carrying more expectations than one easily can imagine, likely more than any Bears player since Mitch Trubisky in 2017 and maybe more than anybody since Jim McMahon in 1982.