The divorce that everyone saw coming for months, and some would argue years, was finalized yesterday.

The split between the Jets and cornerback Darrelle Revis became official with the team shipping Revis to the Buccaneers for a first-round pick in Thursday’s NFL Draft and a conditional fourth-round pick next year.

Tampa Bay gave Revis the long-term contract he was seeking from the Jets, signing Revis to a six-year, $96 million deal. Technically, the contract has no guaranteed money, but the Buccaneers are highly unlikely to cut Revis before he is there for two years, essentially a $32 million guarantee.

Ultimately, it was all about the money — for Revis and the Jets.

The two sides were not close on what Revis should be paid. Revis’ agents told the Jets the 27-year-old cornerback was seeking a contract that paid him an average annual value of $16 million, which he received from the Bucs, making him one of the two highest paid defensive players in football along with the Bills’ Mario Williams. The Jets were not willing to go there, particularly for a player coming off a torn ACL.

“It became quite evident to us that there was a substantial difference between Darrelle’s view of his value and ours,” Jets general manager John Idzik said.

It is a monumental trade, with the Jets parting ways with their most talented player. The 2007 first-round pick was a three-time All-Pro and one of the best players in franchise history.

But Revis’ contract demands always seemed to cloud what was an otherwise brilliant Jets career. He held out of training camp twice, in 2007 and ’10, creating acrimony between the team and his camp.