Is Blake Shelton the reason Kyler Murray is quarterbacking the Arizona Cardinals?!?
The country star sure made it seem that way when we got him out in L.A. this week … 'cause he told us he straight-up forced the Cards' GM to take the Oklahoma QB!!!
"I told Steve Keim that we wouldn't be friends anymore if he didn't take [Kyler] No. 1 in the draft," Blake says.
FYI, Blake is a diehard Cards fan — he says he's backed the team for more than 20 years — and says he's got a hell of a relationship with A LOT of high-ranking execs on the team.
So, he really might've swayed Steve!!!
Of course, the pick seems like a no-brainer now (Kyler's KLLIN' it this season) … but at one point, a lot of people had their doubts about the Heisman Trophy winner.
In fact, Joe Theismann told us way back in April he thought Kyler was making a HUGE mistake by picking football over baseball!!!
But, Shelton says he was always super confident that Murray would be a star for his favorite squad … telling us, "I love Kyler Murray. I love him."
As for what he thinks Kyler is going to accomplish for the Cards this year … Shelton gave us a big, fat guarantee — saying Arizona will make the playoffs!!!
And hey, if Blake turns out to be right … forget "The Voice" — put him in the freakin' Cardinals war room next to Keim next year!!!