Griffin has been known as a running quarterback in the first two years of his NFL career, posing a double threat to opposition defensive units on both the ground and through the air.
Of Griffin's ability, Gruden said via NFL.com: "I'm not going to try to turn Robert into Andy Dalton or Drew Brees. He isn't them and they're not him. I would be foolish to try to turn RGIII into a pocket passer. It would be foolish.
"The way he is as a runner, we have to take advantage of that. He strikes fear into defensive coordinators when he runs outside. I'm going to let him be himself.
"I worked with Dalton for three years in Cincinnati, and built a foundation of concepts and protections that I think worked well with him. We'll obviously use Robert's skill set differently. When it comes to the quarterback position, my job is to make him comfortable and productive."