In the interview with Vick, McNabb and Hurts, an interesting star comes out.
Philly is often accused of racism because the baseball team was so late to integrate and during the late 40s and early 50s was clearly anti-black players. But honestly, that isn't the city or the fan base, but a small group of players at the time, which I honestly don't think was representative of the population. Then of course there was the treatment of Dick Allen, well, that is slightly before my time and has been thoroughly discussed on this site. I will let the discussions stand as is, I don't have information to add to it.
The stat is that the Eagles have FAR AND AWAY the most starts by a black quarterback. From Cunningham, McNabb, Peete, Vick and even Vince Young (and now Hurts). And despite Vick's problems before coming there they were all basically loved in Philly (except Young, who only started a few games and simply was not very good). McNabb at times rubbed people the wrong way, but never me. If you can enjoy Magic always smiling, why can't McNabb? No, he didn't win championships, but he won a ton of games and playoff games and changed the level of success of the Eagles, bringing them to heights they had not reached before.