It just means we don't have to feel bad for him when he's at that press conference announcing his retirement and his fingers are bare. He had his chance.
That said, 96.4% of Broncos fans and 99.7% of NFL fans will never remember Champ had a bad game if they even knew it. They'll remember the guy that mistimed the ball and was out of position. Then maybe they'll remember kneeling with 30 seconds and two timeouts.