It's really hard to believe that Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum would make Faneca the highest paid offensive lineman in NFL history. Remember, we are talking about a player who has some wear-and-tear after ten years in the league. He's a very good player, but is he worth the most money ever for an offensive lineman? Probably not.
We have a feeling that the description - "largest contract ever given to an offensive lineman," is agent-speak, and there is no way the player is ever going to see $40 million. Tannenbaum is way too good of a cap guy to set up a deal like that.